The Anas Jaber racket was sold for 10,500 euros in a charity auction
The racket of the Tunisian tennis player Anas Jaber, who last week became the first Arab woman to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon tennis, achieved, on Wednesday, a final price of 10 thousand and 500 euros in a charity auction to support the fight against the new Corona virus in her country, which is recording a record number of injuries.
“With this amount, it will be possible to purchase a recovery bed with all the necessary needs for people infected with the emerging corona virus,” said campaign activist Hajar Idris. Anas is completely satisfied with the result.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Hisham Al-Mashishi visited the player during one of her training in the capital, as she is preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and took advantage of the opportunity to play against her in a run on the tennis court.
The Prime Minister congratulated her, “You sent a positive message to the people of Tunisia in this difficult situation. We need any morale boosting achievement and that was thanks to you. Thank you for making the national flag fly.”
With an initial price of 2,000 dinars (equivalent to one euro) and a 48-hour period, the 26-year-old Jaber initiative aims to purchase medicines and medical materials, as well as a personal donation.
“I hope that all Tunisians will unite in order to overcome this situation,” Anas said Monday during the launch of the auction on social networks.
In the last 24 hours, the country again recorded about 8000 new cases and 157 deaths, bringing the number of injured to 510 thousand and deaths to 16,651 since the outbreak of the epidemic.
Since the start of the vaccination campaign in mid-March, about 2 million citizens have received at least 12 million doses of the vaccine against the emerging corona virus.