The women’s singles final is all set at the US Open. Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur are going to clash in the final of the last grand slam of the year. The World No. 1 Iga Swiatek defeated Aryna Sabalenka, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 to secure her place in the last round. While Ons Jabeur had an easy win over French star Caroline Garcia.
Ons Jabeur has made history by becoming the first African woman in the Open Era and the first Arab woman to reach a final match at the US Open. This also marks Jabeur’s second consecutive grand slam final after she lost to Elena Rybakina in the Wimbledon final this year. Meanwhile, World No.1 Iga Swiatek is looking to win her second grand slam this year after winning the 2022 French Open.
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I had a hard time controlling the ball: Iga Swiatek further discusses the tennis balls used during the North American swing
On her previous claims about the tennis balls, Swiatek said in the latest press conference, “I feel like I am a hypocrite. In Indian wells, it’s so dry out there and I had a hard time controlling the ball. I don’t know. It’s not like I still like it but I feel like I get used to this different game style and I’m more focused on finishing the shots.”
Iga Swiatek was very critical about the use of different balls for men and women. She has said before, “I am also at the same time, trying to adjust and learn how to play with these kinds of balls, for sure it is different for every player because it is just kind of our game style, with our grip, that gives us more challenging time here. Yeah, overall I said what I wanted to say.“
Swiatek also discussed her next US Open match-up against Ons Jabeur. She added, “She has a different game style than most of the players. She has a great touch. All these things mixed up, she’s just a tough opponent. That’s why probably our matches are always kind of physical and really tight. She’s just a tough opponent and fully deserves to be in the final. I think it’s going to be a great battle.”
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