US Open: Iga Swiatek clinches third Grand Slam title

Iga Swiatek defeated Ons Jabeur to win the US Open title to win her third Grand Slam title

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Iga Swiatek defeated Ons Jabeur to win the US Open title

Iga Swiatek clinched her third Grand Slam title as she defeated Ons Jabuer 6-2, 7-6 (5) in the final of the US Open.

It was the latest staging post on a dazzling season which has provided ample evidence Swiatek is the front-runner to dominate the sport as it heads into the post-Serena Williams era.

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A second Grand Slam title on Saturday and a victory at the French Open in June are part of seven tournaments she has won this year, which included a 37-match winning streak as she swept to the top of the rankings.

Swiatek, whose favourite surface is clay, says the fact that she was able to triumph in New York could prove to be a psychological watershed for her game.

“At the beginning of the season I realized that maybe I can have some good results on WTA events,” she said. “I also made it to semi-final of the Australian Open.

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“But I wasn’t sure if I was on the level yet to win actually a Grand Slam, especially at the US Open where the surface is so fast.

“It’s something that I wasn’t expecting for sure. It’s also like a confirmation for me that sky is the limit.

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“I’m proud, also surprised little bit, just happy that I was able to do that.”

On Saturday, Swiatek shrugged off the uniquely raucous New York crowd to close out her 10th straight victory in a final since 2019.

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