Iga Swiatek holds off Ons Jabeur rally to win US Open women’s singles

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Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur entered Arthur Ashe Stadium as the two best players in the world, the ones who have outperformed the rest of the field this year. Yet by the end of the match, the reality was much simpler. Jabeur gave all she could, she forced her way back into the match from the verge of a crushing defeat, but Swiatek remains the singular dominant force in the sport.

After navigating her various struggles through the summer and the tournament, the 21-year-old played with total freedom with the title on the line and then held off an incredible late surge from Jabeur, holding on to win the US Open for the first time in her career with a tense, quality, 6-2, 7-6 (5) win.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol at Flushing Meadows
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/sep/10/iga-swiatek-wins-us-open-womens-singles-beating-ons-jabeur under the title “Iga Swiatek holds off Ons Jabeur rally to win US Open women’s singles”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.