Tennis title goes to Poland |
Swiatek wins US Open final
She leads the world rankings by a wide margin. Now she has clarified again who is the number 1 in women’s tennis.
Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek (21) has at the U.S. Open won his third Grand Slam title in New York.
The two-time Roland-Garros winner won Saturday’s final against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur (28) 6:2, 7:6 (7:5).
“This tournament was a big challenge. We’re in New York, it’s loud, it’s crazy,” said Swiatek, who has won her last ten finals on the circuit. “Honestly, I don’t know,” the title winner replied when asked. asked him the secret of his strength in the final.
Swiatek triumphed as the first Polish woman in US Open history and extended her last record on the Grand Slam stage to 3-0.
Jabeur, meanwhile, also lost her second major final two months after Wimbledon. She also failed to become the first African and Arab Grand Slam tournament winner of the professional era.
“Swiatek plays perfect tennis”
“I really tried, but Iga didn’t make it easy for me,” Jabeur joked, “I don’t particularly like him right now.”
German tennis icon Angelique Kerber (34) was not on the court herself due to her pregnancy. To Eurosport she commented: “Iga Swiatek is aggressive, moves well, serves well – she plays perfect tennis.”
Swiatek started beautifully and barely let his opponent evolve with aggressive and powerful play. Above all, the return of the first Polish seed has always been dangerous. Jabeur, who will nevertheless drop from fifth to second in the world rankings at the end of the tournament, was forced to make many mistakes.
“It’s a kind of helplessness,” said national coach Barbara Rittner (49) of the game of Jabeur, who shone in the semi-final against France’s Caroline Garcia. When Jabeur upped the risk in the second set, she suddenly called. “She knows she has to take all the risks: it’s now or never!” Kerber said.
In the end, however, it wasn’t enough – and Swiatek received the winner’s trophy. (rgz, dpa)
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