US Open: Iga Swiatek is the new champion after straight sets win over Jabeur



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US Open: Iga Swiatek is the new champion after straight sets win over Jabeur

Iga Swiatek won the US Open women's final against Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur, beating her in straight sets for 6-2 7-6. For Swiatek, the number 1 in the world in the women's tennis ranking, it is the second victory in a Grand Slam in 2022, after she had won the Roland Garros in June, for the second time, after 2020.

Jabeur is in fifth place in the women's world rankings, and before Saturday her best result was the final of the Wimbledon tournament this year: she was the first tennis player born in an African country to reach a Grand Slam final, lost against the Kazakh Elena Rybakina.

Swiatek has won 7 tournaments this year, as no women have since Serena Williams. She has also won all the last 10 finals, after losing the very first one. And she did it by yielding only one set in 10 finals. You closed the year with almost 10,000 points, 9,560, with Jabeur second with 4,496.

The Tunisian, however, pays for the fact that she has not been able to add up the 1200 points of the Wimbledon final, which have not been awarded this year. After almost two hours of play, the Pole seals the sweetest of the successes at 6-2 7-6 (4) and Emma Raducanu succeeds in the golden roll of the last Slam of the season.

Some recriminations for Jabeur who basically enters the game too late. Solid and precise with the service, present in response, Swiatek immediately moves to 3-0 and even strengthens the advantage at the foot of the first small goal.

Jabeur fails to create play, to become dangerous on the left diagonal. She remedies, yes, the break of disadvantage and somehow enters the game, but she switches off the light again and no longer moves the score until the end of the set.

Apparently the dynamics do not change even in the second fraction, with Swiatek continuing to keep the ball in the game and expanding the streak of consecutive games to 7-0 (almost eight). Practically one step away from the abyss, Jabeur returns wildly to the game and gives life to a completely different match.

Even if she in the jeu decisif she is unable to completely remedy the final disadvantage mini-break. On the threshold of two hours of play, Swiatek can enjoy the view of the New York sky from a rather privileged position, that of Arthur Ashe Stadium.