“Queen” Serena is gone, lengthy dwell Queen Iga Swiatek!

“Queen” Serena is gone, lengthy dwell Queen Iga Swiatek!

Began with the farewell of Serena Williams, the US Open ended on Saturday with the coronation of the brand new queen of ladies’s tennis, the Polish Iga Swiatek, 21 years outdated. In a one-sided remaining throughout which the Tunisian Ons Jabeur, who will nonetheless be ranked world quantity two on Monday, might solely delay the deadline within the second set (misplaced 7-5 within the tie-break), Swiatek confirmed that she was certainly the present finest participant by profitable in two units (6-2 7-6).

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At 21, the previous little pupil from Warsaw has already gained her third Grand Slam title, after two Roland-Garros (2020 and 2022). In ladies’s tennis marked by nice instability in recent times (15 totally different winners within the final 22 main tournaments), and shocked this spring by the shock retirement of Australian Ashleigh Barty a number of weeks after her title in Melbourne, Iga Swiatek brings Lastly some stability.

very robust mentally

This isn’t the primary time that this has been predicted (this was the case, wrongly, about Naomi Osaka specifically), however the Polish has all of the psychological weapons to withstand the stress. She is the primary participant to win two Grand Slam titles in the identical season since Angelique Kerber in 2016 and the primary primary seed to substantiate her standing by profitable the US Open since Serena Williams in 2014. Her victory on the US Open punctuates a exceptional season the place she gained seven titles and lined up 37 consecutive victories.

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Very dissatisfied by her defeat, Ons Jabeur stated it higher than anybody: “Iga by no means loses within the remaining!”. It is nearly true: Swiatek misplaced the primary remaining of her profession on the WTA Tour, in 2019 towards Polona Hercog in Lugano, when she was not but 18 years outdated. She has since gained the following ten, together with three Grand Slams and 5 Masters 1000s.

Proof that she assumes her standing, Swiatek instantly entered her match whereas Ons Jabeur, who remained on a misplaced remaining at Wimbledon, appeared crushed below the stress as quickly as she entered the large area of the Arthur-Ashe court docket. Jabeur performed all too sporadically his impressed tennis, so environment friendly and so feared on the circuit. Not sufficient to shake the Swiatek fortress.

Jabeur guarantees to return

The Polish received a primary match level at 6-5, then a second at 6 factors at 5 within the tie break which she transformed this time by benefiting from an unforced error from Jabeur, the thirty third and final of the half.

Ons Jabeur, extraordinarily touched by her failure, the second consecutive within the remaining of a Main after Wimbledon in July, struggled to carry again her tears and got here out of it with a contact of humor – “In the mean time, I do not like him very a lot” – which she is used to. “She began actually robust and put numerous stress on me. Me, I used to be attempting to get into the sport. It was very arduous. Particularly since at instances, she performed very well, ”she defined with a tragic smile.

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Her tears dried, the Tunisian had discovered hope and ambition in a press convention. “It took me a very long time to win my first WTA title, so I feel it is going to take me a very long time to win my first Grand Slam title as nicely. A very powerful factor is to just accept it, to be taught from the misplaced finals. However I will not quit. I’m satisfied that I’ll play different finals and that I can purpose for the place of world primary since I’ve no factors to defend for nearly a yr.

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All smiles in fact, Iga Swiatek admitted to being “tremendous proud” to have gained the ultimate in troublesome circumstances. “Though I dominated the beginning of the sport, I knew it might be shut and I knew Ons would reap the benefits of each mistake I made. Within the second set, the match grew to become very bodily and I am pleased that my vitality degree went up a notch to have the ability to be somewhat extra exact in the important thing moments and to conclude. We performed at a really excessive degree. And I’m notably pleased with my psychological degree, I don’t crack in troublesome instances.

Nonetheless very younger and spontaneous, the Pole confessed to having been impressed by the presence of many celebrities who usually attend main matches at evening session. “After assembly [le chanteur] Seal, I stated to myself “even when I lose now, I’ll have already gained this event as a result of I’ve an image with him”. It was superior. That is one thing that may most likely solely occur in New York…”

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