World no.1 champion one Iga Swiatek written history once she beat Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur 6-2 7-6(5) within the US Open final on Saturday (September 10) to clinch her maiden trophy at Flushing Meadows and third Grand Slam crown.
Poland’s Swiatek fell on her back and coated her face together with her hands when prevailing within the tight second set tiebreak, having sealed the win once the fifth seed’s shot sailed long.
“I really needed to stay composed and stay focused on the goals,” Swiatek said during the on-court trophy ceremony.
“It’s New York, it’s so loud, it’s so crazy. I’m so proud I could handle it mentally.”
It was doubly French Open champion Swiatek’s initial major title on a tough court and also the 21-year-old is that the initial Polish lady to win the U.S. Open.
Despite the defeat, Jabeur can regain her world number 2 ranking once the tournament concludes on Sunday.
Jabeur created history at Wimbledon once she became the primary Arab lady to succeed in a major final.
She else another line within the history books in New York, turning into the primary African lady to succeed in the U.S. Open championship match.
“Hopefully I can inspire more and more generations,” she said. “This is just the beginning of so many things.”
Swiatek came out firing on Saturday, pushing Jabeur to the rear of the court together with her precise serve and deep groundstrokes to race to a 3-0 lead.
Jabeur found the vary together with her forehand to win consecutive games for 3-2, however the momentum was passing as Swiatek skint back and took the 30-minute initial set once the Tunisian’s backhand landed within the net.