US Open: World No. 1 Iga Swiatek beats Ons Jabeur of Tunisia to win first title in New York | Tennis News
Rubber player Iga Swiatek of Poland sealed her place at the top of the women’s game with her second Grand Slam title of the season at the US Open.
The 21-year-old beat Ons Jabeur 6-2 7-6 (7-5) in one hour and 50 minutes at Flushing Meadows to add her first major trophy on hard courts to two successes at the French Open.
Her second win at Roland Garros in June was part of a 37-match unbeaten streak and it is fitting that, in the tournament where Serena Williams bowed, Swiatek became the first woman since the American in the year. 2014 won seven titles in one season.
The 21-year-old said: “I just didn’t expect much, especially before this tournament, it was a challenging time. Coming back after winning a Grand Slam is always difficult.
“Certainly this tournament is really challenging. It’s New York, it’s too loud, it’s too crazy. I’m so proud that I can handle it mentally.”
Turning to Jabeur, Pole said: “I know it’s been a pretty good showdown. I’m pretty sure we’ll have many more matches and you’ll win some of them so don’t worry.”
Swiatek vs Jabeur: Match Statistics
|58%||Service win rate 1||53%|
|47%||Second serve win rate||32%|
|5/12||Break points won||3/9|
|19||Total number of winners||14|
|30||Error is not required||33|
|81||Total points won||66|
While the top seed was swinging free, barely missing a first serve and making every return, Jabeur struggled with all of that and won just two points out of three. first match.
She stabilized herself and beat Swiatek back with four clean winners but the situation quickly turned around.
Jabeur, playing in her second consecutive Grand Slam final after losing to Elena Rybakina at Wimbledon, is at her peak as she is able to showcase her bubbly personality, teasing her opponents with her drop shots. people and smart touches to the net, but the speed and accuracy of Swiatek’s ball. is keeping her pinned behind the baseline.
The drops she tried felt like desperate moves and mostly landed in the net, while her serve, which had been a powerful weapon for two weeks now, didn’t either. work.
Notably, Swiatek broke serve in more than half of the second leg games she played and Jabeur’s frustration increased when Pole took the lead early in the second set.
It appeared less than a glimmer of hope when Jabeur saved the break point 3-0. However, with Swiatek seemingly unsettled by the repeated shouts from the crowd, Pole’s level began to drop.
Jabeur fought back with a score of 4-4 and, if she won any of the three break points she created in the next game, the competition would probably have reached its end.
But Swiatek held on and, despite missing a match point with a score of 5-6, converted her second chance in the tie-break.
Two great weeks, backing up my final at Wimbledon. I will continue to work hard and we will achieve that title soon.
Jabeur said: “I want to thank the audience for cheering me on. I really tried but Iga didn’t make it easy for me. She deserved to win today. I don’t like her very much right now. but that’s okay.
“Two great weeks, backing up my final at Wimbledon. I’ll keep working hard and we’ll hit that title soon.”
Jabeur is bidding to become the first African and Arab woman to win a Grand Slam, and she added: “I try to push myself to do more. Hopefully I can inspire others. many more generations. This is just the beginning of many things.” “
Hewett and Reid’s victory is over
Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid’s win in wheelchair doubles at the US Open ended with eventual defeats to Martin De La Puente and Nicolas Peifer.
Hewett and Reid have won the title every year since 2017 but failed to beat it six in a row, falling 4-6 7-5 (10-6) to Spaniards De La Puente and Peifer. of France.
Reid is still playing despite being forced to miss the first round with De La Puente due to injury.
Hewett has another chance to win the silverware in Sunday’s men’s singles final, when he will attempt to prevent Japan’s Shingo Kunieda from completing the calendar Grand Slam.
Top Seeds Ben Bentram became the first men’s singles wheelchair Grand Slam champion, defeating British tennis player Dahnon Ward 6-4 6-1.
John Peers and Storm Sanders became the first Australian since 2001 to win the mixed doubles title with a 4-6 6-4 (10-7) win over Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium and Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France.
“Playing on the biggest court in the world was a very memorable experience,” Sanders said, a day after she lost in the semifinals of the women’s doubles. “We’ll be back next year.”
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