The Polish World No. 1 put in a scientific efficiency on Saturday, beating Jabeur 6-2, 7-6(5) on the Arthur Ashe Stadium to clinch her maiden US Open and third Grand Slam title. The Tunisian, however, completed because the runner-up at a Main for the second time, having misplaced to Elena Rybakina at Wimbledon earlier this yr.
In her post-match on-court interview, Jabeur congratulated Swiatek on her title win and likewise joked about not liking her very a lot.
“I need to thank the gang for cheering me up. I actually tried however Iga didn’t make it straightforward for me. She deserves to win in the present day. I do not like her very a lot proper now, but it surely’s okay,” Ons Jabeur stated.
When requested about her emotions in direction of the World No. 1 at her press convention, Jabeur clarified that she was solely joking, earlier than stating that she’d forgive her for the win if she gifted her one thing good.
“I used to be joking after I stated I do not like her. I am going to forgive her when she offers me a Rolex or one thing,” she clarified, with a smile.
The pair have confronted every a couple of instances over the previous few seasons. Final yr, Jabeur received each their clashes whereas Swiatek received twice this yr. The 28-year-old stated that she hopes to play her in huge matches going ahead and likewise catch her within the WTA rankings.
“Yeah, positively we’ll play one another as a result of she’s No. 1, I am No. 2. Hopefully will probably be nice matches between us. She improved quite a bit I feel her forehand and her serve. She’s all the time been strong within the backhand. That is type of powerful. Bodily she’s in every single place. She will carry any ball. It is all the time powerful to play somebody that places another shot in,” she stated.
“Yeah, we’ll play one another within the Finals, I feel so. Perhaps we’ll be completely different teams. I do not know. However, yeah, catching up within the rating, I do know she has loads of defending factors, I’ve none. That is type of the purpose,” she added.
“I’ve nothing to remorse as a result of I did all the pieces potential” – Ons Jabeur
Talking about her efficiency towards Iga Swiatek within the US Open ultimate, Ons Jabeur acknowledged that her opponent began robust, which left her chasing the competition and making an attempt to remain within the recreation.
“She come off like actually robust and put loads of strain on me. That did not assist. I used to be making an attempt to get within the match. It was very powerful. And he or she was enjoying actually good at sure instances. I used to be making an attempt to get into the rally. Hitting traces loads of instances, type of annoying from her,” she stated.
“Second set, once more, I had my possibilities, she had hers. I used to be simply coming again, coming again. At sure instances it was type of powerful as a result of I want I had, like, that lead so I can proceed and construct on it. I do know she did not play pretty much as good as the primary set at sure instances, possibly I ought to have taken my shot,” she added.
That stated, Ons Jabeur acknowledged that she gave her finest within the match and has no regrets.
“To be trustworthy with you, I’ve nothing to remorse as a result of I did all the pieces potential. I want I served little bit higher in the present day. It might have helped me quite a bit. You realize, you understand Iga, how she performs in finals. It’s totally sufficient to beat her. I’ll hold constructive and work on the issues that was lacking in the present day,” she defined.