The encounter started in a dreamlike fashion for the Pole. In the first three games, Jabeur won just two balls - and both on the service of the world's number one racquet. The dominance was unquestionable and fans began to wonder if a rout was about to happen. After a short break, it was the Tunisian who took the initiative and won her serve, then broke Swiatek to the delight of the fans, who had prepared special outfits from the US Open finalist's hometown for the match.
Their joy, however, was momentary. Instead of 3:3, it became 4:2, as the Pole's serve gave Jabeur barely one ball to win. Then, Swiatek finished off two long exchanges with perfectly sent balls into the very corner of the court and was already leading 5:2. Jabeur went out like at the beginning of the match, and that had to end in a lost set. It lasted barely half an hour. And Swiatek was referring to her incredible results in the final matches.
The first set was all Iga 💪🇵🇱 pic.twitter.com/86PxINnNPx— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 10, 2022
Iga breaks back after a long rally! pic.twitter.com/W2941Zy9TA— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 10, 2022
The Polish fans are having a blast 🇵🇱 pic.twitter.com/471GKLoEGZ— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 10, 2022
At 5-5 in the second set, this is the first time Iga Swiatek has lost 5 games in a set of a final since losing her 1st WTA final at 2019 Lugano. #USOpen— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) September 10, 2022
The winner will receive $ 2.6 mln, while the defeated will receive half this amount. The final result will see Swiatek consolidate her lead in the women's tennis standings, with Jabeur moving up to the second place.
This win is the third Grand Slam event of her career. She won the French Open in Paris in 2020 and 2022.
Iga Świątek (Poland, WTA 1) – Ons Jabeur (Tunisia, WTA 5) 6-2 7-6 (5)
Source: Poland Daily 24