Ons Jabeur insisted she had “no regrets” after losing to Iga Swiatek in the US Open final as she targeted the Pole’s world No 1 ranking next year.
Jabeur’s 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) loss on Saturday was her second successive defeat in a Grand Slam final after also finishing as runner-up at Wimbledon in July.
“I have nothing to regret because I did everything possible,” said Jabeur, who will return to No 2 in the world on Monday.
Swiatek remains comfortably in the rankings’ top slot with twice as many points.
The 28-year-old Jabeur, however, is already drawing up a battle plan for 2023.
At the Australian Open, she will have no points to defend having missed the 2022 tournament before she suffered a shock first round exit at the French Open.
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Despite being the Wimbledon runner-up, ranking points were stripped from the event by the WTA after the All England Club banned Russian and Belarusian players.