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Lotto Sport unveils official Ons Jabeur “Yalla Habibi” shirts
The world No. 2 Tunisian’s signature catchphrase features on the tennis merch drop of the summer.
Published Jul 04, 2022
It’s become Ons Jabeur signature catchphrase, and now it features on the hottest tennis merch drop of the summer: Lotto Sport has finally dropped official “Yalla Habibi” shirts inspired by the Tunisian trailblazer.
Jabeur has already been sporting the slogan on shirts during multiple tournaments in Europe, where she’s taken center stage after winning a WTA 1000 event in Madrid and reaching finals in Rome and Charleston. She also clinched her first grass-court title in Berlin—wearing a “Yalla Habibi” shirt in her trophy shoot, of course—and she’s kept the momentum by charging into the Wimbledon quarterfinals.
All the while, Jabeur’s fans have rallied behind her tweeting and posting “yalla habibi” on social media in support. The phrase in Arabic means “Let’s go, darling!”—with “yalla” being the equivalent of “come on” or “let’s go” and “habibi” meaning “beloved”.
Jabeur’s historic season has seen her skyrocket up the WTA rankings, landing at world No. 2 and making her the highest-ranked African player ever. Inspiring players from the continent and from the Arab world has been the 27-year-old’s mission from the very beginning.
"Not just from my country but from the African continent. I want to see more players here,” Jabeur told press at Wimbledon.
“I want them to believe more in themselves and believe they can be here. I don't come from a rich family, you have to really stop fighting excuses and go for it."
The limited-edition "Yalla Habibi" tees are currently only available on Lotto Sport’s Italian site, and start shipping on July 11.
No. 3 seed Jabeur will face Maria Bouzkova in the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Tuesday.