Iga Swiatek stunningly defeated World No. 5 Ons Jabeur in straight sets to claim the US Open title. With this win, she becomes the first woman from Poland to win the US Open. Swiatek defeated top players like Jessica Pegula, Aryna Sabalenka and finally, Jabeur to claim her maiden title at the prestigious championship.
Iga Swiatek now joins Venus Williams, Naomi Osaka and Angelique Kerber as one of the few women players to have three or more major titles in the open era. Swiatek has also won the French Open this year after defeating Coco Gauff in straight sets. The Polish star had a tough North American swing as she suffered early exits from Cincinnati Masters and the Canadian Open but she certainly redeemed herself at the last grand slam of the year.
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I really appreciate it: Iga Swiatek gets a surprise inside her US Open trophy
This year Swiatek had another meeting with the Tunisian star, Jabeur at the Italian Open where again, the World No. 1 prevailed. After the tournament, Swiatek said, “Today I’m going to celebrate with a lot of tiramisu, no regrets.” She later went on to post several pictures on social media of her eating the tiramisu. Swiatek is known to check the insides of her trophies and the US Open organizers finally decided to surprise her.
At the post-match press conference, one of the moderators said, “I’m told if you open up the top of the trophy, there may be something.” Swiatek found the dessert inside her trophy as a surprise from the USTA. Then Director of Corporate Communications Chris Widmaier added, “We notice you always check your trophy. This time we wanted you to find something. It is from the US Open.”
Swiatek then extended her gratitude by saying, “Thank you, I really appreciate it. Especially since I didn’t have anything to eat.” Iga Swiatek has now become the ninth player in the Open era to win her third Grand Slam title before turning 22 joining Maria Sharapova, Justine Henin, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Martina Hingis, Monica Sales, Steffi Graf, and Chris Evert.
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