Iga Swiatek beat Ons Jabeur to become US Open champion

Iga Swiatek kept the US Open trophy (Reuters) (MIKE SEGAR /)

Iga Swiatek defeated this Saturday Ons Jabeur in straight sets to lift his first title of the US Open and third Grand Slam of his career. The Polish woman, number one in the ranking of the WTAbeat the Tunisian, who will be number two on Monday, 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) on center court in Flushing Meadows, New York.

At 21, the European is double champion of Roland Garros (2020 and 2022) and he remains intractable in the finals, with a full victories in the last 10 he has played. The gem of warsaw he has not even dropped a set in any final since the only one he lost in his career in Lugano in 2019.

On your side, Jaberrunner-up in July in Wimbledon, missed her second chance to be the first African to lift a Grand Slam title. The 28-year-old Tunisian overcame a brilliant start to Swiatekwho took the first set in half an hour, and battled in the second until forcing the tiebreak, in which he had a 4-5 lead.

After his loss to Elena Rybakina in Wimbledonthe African starred in a spectacular tour in New York in which she only gave up one set in six games and swept the French Caroline Garciaone of the great candidates, but crashed in the final with a Swiatek that he had advanced through the tournament with a low profile and containing his expectations.

In the decisive match, the Pole presented her most devastating version, with which she captured six trophies at the beginning of the season, including Roland Garros. In a women’s circuit without a clear dominator since the sunset of Serena Williams, Swiatek She is the first to win two of the four Grand Slams in the same season since 2016 and to reach seven titles in one year since the American star did it in 2014.

On the men’s side, on Sunday the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz will face the Norwegian Casper Ruud in the final of the US Open.

With information from AFP


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