Ons Jabeur, Iga Swiatek in US Open final

Ons Jabeur will take on top seed Iga Swiatek in the US Open final

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Ons Jabeur will take on Iga Swiatek in the US Open final

Ons Jabeur will take on top Iga Swiatek in the US Open final on Saturday.

Two-time French Open champion Swiatek came from behind to defeat sixth-seed Sabalenka 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 at Arthur Ashe Stadium and reach her maiden US Open final.

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Tunisian trailblazer Jabeur demolished Caroline Garcia 6-1, 6-3 in just 66 minutes to become the first African woman in history to reach her second Grand Slam final.

Jabeur made history as the first African woman to reach the final of Wimbledon in July.

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“It feels amazing,” Jabeur said.

“After Wimbledon I had a lot of pressure on me and I’m really relieved that I can back up my results.

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Garcia, seeded 17, had arrived in the last four on the back of a 13-match winning streak which included a victory at the Cincinnati Masters lead-in event.

But Jabeur ruthlessly dismantled Garcia’s dream of becoming the first French woman to win the US Open crown with a clinical win.

Swiatek and Jabeur have split their four previous meetings, with Swiatek winning their last match.

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In their only match this season, Swiatek defeated Jabeur 6-2, 6-2 in the Rome final.

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