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World No. 1 Iga Swiatek becomes the first Polish to lift US Open Trophy

Swiatek created history to become the youngest player to win three Grand Slams since 2008.

The twice French Open titlist Iga Swiatek claimed her first U.S Open title on Saturday defeating Ons Jabeur. She also becomes the first Polish to do so in U.S Open history. Swiatek suppressed Jabeur’s first Grand Slam winning dream eventually in an extremely dramatic two-setter.

Swiatek already achieved double hard-court WTA tour titles in North America prior to lifting her first US Open trophy. Despite running tough through the quarter and semi-finals, Swiatek made it complete one-sided in the first half against Ons. She dominated Jabeur, the first Arab woman to reach U.S Open final in tennis history by 6-2, 7-5.

Iga Swiatek becomes the youngest player to win three majors since 2008

The 21-year-old young and sensational champion from Poland yet again created history becoming the youngest woman to win three Grand Slams since 2008. In 2008 Maria Sharapova became the youngest woman to do so. She felt with two palms on her face on the court after Jabeur hit the ball out of the baseline. It was a tight, neck-to-neck second set for both World’s top two players, however, Swiatek took it from Ons.

Despite Ons Jabeur losing her consecutive Grand Slam final, she will rise in the ranking back to World No. 2. She created history on Saturday yet again, becoming the first Arab player to reach the US Open final. Unfortunately, Jabeur was set back from her first major title by the World’s toughest rival. Ons Jabeur took many positive things out of her two weeks and wishes to come even stronger next time.

The Polish completely dominated the first set over Ons Jabeur, making it all locked to escape from. All the best-known shots, especially, Jabeur’s drop volleys partially failed her today in front of Iga which made the path pretty clear for Swiatek. With this many unforced errors, Jabeur threw her racket out of frustration in the second game of the set.

The second set commenced in Swiatek’s fist with a 3-0 lead in the second half. However, Jabeur not letting her title go away this easily, she fought back to play a tiebreak but could not hit accurate shots, ultimately causing more errors.

Jabeur’s mesmerizing gesture towards the US Open champion with a congratulating hug was very much appreciated by the Tunisians. Swiatek moved one step ahead of their battles with a 3-2 lead with her third major title.

Read more: US Open 2022: Carlos Alcaraz set to play his first grand slam final against Ruud

Have a blissful day ahead!

Oshika Roy
Oshika Royhttp://thesportslite.com
Oshika, is a Computer Science student, a Graphic Designer learner, an artist, and a tennis enthusiast.
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