Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur performed a US Open ultimate to recollect on Saturday, treating followers at Arthur Ashe Stadium to pictures of the very best high quality for nearly two hours earlier than lastly crowning a brand new champion.
Ultimately, it was the World No. 1 who lifted the trophy within the 2022 version, beating Jabeur 6-2, 7-6(5) in straight units. The scoreline, as one-sided because it seems, was not reflection of the match as a complete, because the Tunisian scored factors of beautiful class within the first set regardless of arising nicely quick.
Jabeur’s stage improved much more within the second set, the place she got here again from an early break to take the Pole to a tiebreaker — the primary time anybody has achieved that in opposition to Swiatek in her final 10 finals. Ultimately, it was the World No. 5’s aggression that spelled her doom, with unforced errors coming on the huge moments of the sport finally costing Jabeur her maiden Main title.
With the victory, Swiatek wrote her title within the file books, turning into the primary ever Pole to win the title at Flushing Meadows. She additionally grew to become the primary participant since Serena Williams to win the US Open title as the highest seed, a feat the American achieved in 2014.
Together with the hundreds of thousands of followers who flocked to social media to lavish reward on the deserving finalists, Swiatek and Jabeur’s colleagues additionally bestowed their congratulations on the pair.
“Congratulations to Iga Swiatek, the primary Polish girl to win the US Open. And cheers to Ons Jabeur on an unbelievable battle. The way forward for girls’s tennis burns so brightly,” Billie Jean King tweeted.
“What a deal with to be sharing the stage with two champions- congrats Swiatek and likewise to Jabeur – each nice function fashions for aspiring ladies and boys all over the place ! Ladies’s tennis is in good arms!!!” Martina Navratilova tweeted.
“You simply sweep!! Big congratulations, Swiatek,” Polish legend Agnieszka Radwanska tweeted.
“Congratulations, Iga Swiatek. What an unbelievable event this fortnight and a improbable 2022! Superb aggression and athleticism!” Two-time US Open champion Tracy Austin tweeted.
“Massive congratulations, Swiatek! One other wonderful achievement” Fellow Pole Hubert Hurkacz tweeted.
“Congratulations, Swiatek! You and Jabeur maintain us all working tougher and galvanizing everybody alongside the best way,” Madison Keys tweeted.
“I actually wanted to remain composed and concentrate on the targets and for positive this event was actually difficult” – Iga Swiatek
Talking at her on-court interview after the win, Iga Swiatek revealed that she herself was shocked along with her efficiency on the 2022 US Open, noting that she had a really difficult time after her title run on the French Open earlier this 12 months.
With a poor show within the lead-up to the New York Main as nicely, the World No. 1 was glad she navigated the event in a composed method regardless of the chances being stacked in opposition to her initially.
“I do not know [how I was able to perform] actually, I am simply not anticipating loads. Particularly earlier than this event. It was such a difficult time you recognize, coming again after profitable a Grand Slam it is at all times difficult although Roland Garros was the second,” Swiatek stated. “I actually wanted to remain composed and concentrate on the targets and for positive this event was actually difficult.”