World number one Iga Swiatek swept to victory over Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur 6-2 7-6(5) in U.S. Open final on Saturday to clinch her maiden trophy
Iga Swiatek : News | vs ons jabeur | Final | US Open
Iga Świątek was born on 31 May 2001 in Warsaw to Dorota and Tomasz Świątek. Her father is a former rower who competed in the men’s quadruple sculls event at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
|Born||31 May 2001
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Turned pro||October 2016|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
Her mother is an orthodontist. She has a sister Agata who is about three years older and is a student of dentistry at the Medical University of Lublin.
Świątek’s father wanted his daughters to become competitive athletes and preferred they take up an individual sport rather than a team sport to have better control of their chances of success.
Agata initially started out as a swimmer, but switched to tennis after she had issues with swimming.
Iga followed her sister into tennis because she wanted to beat her and also because she wanted to be more like her.
Agata briefly competed on the ITF Junior Circuit in 2013 at about 15 years old, but stopped playing due to injury troubles.
Iga trained at Mera Warsaw as a 14-year-old before later moving to Legia Warsaw.
Iga Swiatek, on Saturday, September 10, won the women’s singles title in US Open 2022 after beating Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) in the final at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Iga Swiatek surged to the third Grand Slam title of her career with a maiden victory at the US Open on Saturday, defeating Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur in straight sets to extend her remarkable finals winning streak.
The 21-year-old world number one from Poland saw off a second set fightback from history-chasing Jabeur to prevail 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) in 1hr 52min at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The win was Swiatek’s second Grand Slam title of 2022 to set alongside her French Open victory in June, which followed her maiden Grand Slam win at Roland Garros in 2020.
Swiatek’s victory was her 10th straight win in a final. She is unbeaten in finals since suffering a lone reverse in her first WTA final in Lugano three years ago.
Vs ons jabeur
Iga Swiatek has made a brilliant start to the match. She held her serve to take a 1-0 lead in the first set. After trailing 0-40, Ons Jabeur saved one game point, but failed to go beyond.
Iga Swiatek is putting pressure on Ons Jabeur. After holding her serve, she has now broken her opponent’s serve to take a 2-0 lead in the first set.
Ons Jabeur is finally on the board. After struggling in the first three games of the opening set, the 28-year-old managed to hold her serve. But trailing 1-3, she still has plenty of work to do.
Ons Jabeur is slowly but surely staging a comeback. Trialing 0-3, she has made it 2-3. Most importantly, she has broken Iga Swiatek’s serve.
Iga Swiatek was starting to lose momentum, but earned her second break in the first set to stage a comeback. The first set is 4-2 in her favour and it will need a herculean effort from Ons Jabeur to save the first set.
Iga Swiatek has stormed her way to victory in the first set over Ons Jabeur at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The second set has gone into a tie-break. Iga Swiatek had a championship point under her belt, but Ons Jabeur held her nerve to not only save it, but take the set into a tie-breaker.
After an absolute thriller, World No.1 Iga Swiatek won her maiden US Open singles title after beating Ons Jabeur 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Iga Swiatek final
Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur entered Arthur Ashe Stadium as the two best players in the world, the ones who have outperformed the rest of the field this year. Yet by the end of the match, the landscape of women’s was even clearer.
Jabeur gave all she could, she forced her way back into the match from the verge of a crushing defeat, but Swiatek is the singular dominant force in the sport.
After navigating her various struggles through the summer and the tournament, the 21-year-old played with total freedom with the title on the line and then held off a late surge from Jabeur, holding on to win the US Open for the first time in her career with a tense 6-2, 7-6(5) win.
With her victory, Swiatek has become the first woman to win two grand slam titles in a year since Angelique Kerber in 2016, after winning the French Open earlier in the season.
The Pole is now joint fourth among active players for total grand slams, with three in total. She has now also earned 10,365 ranking points, a distinction only Serena Williams has achieved since 2013.
Iga Swiatek us open
Despite never playing on the WTA Tour before 2019, Świątek was able to compete in only tour-level events throughout the year.
After being unable to qualify at the Auckland Open, she qualified for her first WTA main draw at the Australian Open. She then defeated No. 82 Ana Bogdan in three sets in her debut match to reach the second round.
At her next three tournaments, she was also able to qualify at the Hungarian Ladies Open, but not either of the Premier Mandatory events in March.
Świątek made her first WTA breakthrough at the Ladies Open Lugano in April. With her first direct acceptance into a main draw, she made her first WTA final.
During the event, she upset No. 3 seed Viktória Kužmová in the second round for her first top 50 victory. She ultimately finished runner-up to Polona Hercog in three sets.
Moreover, a precise cross-court forehand drop shot she hit against Kristýna Plíšková in the semifinal was voted the 2019 WTA Shot of the Year.
With the runner-up, she also made her debut in the top 100 while still 17 years old.
Świątek closed out her clay court season with a fourth round appearance at the French Open in her second major.
She upset No. 16 Wang Qiang in the second round for her first top 20 victory before losing to defending champion Simona Halep.