Iga Swiatek, the world’s top player, defeated Ons Jabeur of Tunisia in the U.S. Open final on Saturday with a commanding 6-2 7-6(5) victory to win her first trophy at Flushing Meadows and third Grand Slam title.
Polish player Swiatek, who had won the close second-set tiebreak when the fifth seed’s shot went long, collapsed to the ground and buried her face with her hands. Swiatek, who has won the French Open twice, won her first major championship on a hard court, and at age 21, she became the first Polish woman to win the U.S. Open.
Jabeur will reclaim her world number two status after the tournament is over on Sunday, despite the loss.
Iga Swiatek Is The World No.1
At Wimbledon, Jabeur made history by becoming the first Arab woman to compete in a major championship. She added another chapter to New York’s history books by entering the country as the first African lady. the championship game in public. On Saturday, Swiatek came out strong and quickly built a 3-0 lead by using her crisp serve and powerful groundstrokes to force Jabeur to the back of the court.
Jabeur used her forehand’s range to win back-to-back games for a 3-2 lead, but Swiatek broke back and won the 30-minute opening set when the Tunisian’s backhand hit the net. Iga Swiatek, a self-assured front-runner, applied pressure early in the second as Jabeur’s aggravation level rose. Jabeur dropped her racket in disappointment as her typically reliable drop shot missed the net in the second game of the set. The match appeared to be over when Swiatek hammered a smash winner down the line for a 3-0 lead in the second set.
But Jabeur fought back to force a tiebreak with the help of a boisterous and encouraging crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
She did, however, commit several expensive unforced errors that allowed Iga Swiatek to win. Swiatek then gave the Tunisian a heartfelt embrace after advancing to a 3-2 lifetime record against her.