The World No.1 Iga Swiatek was delighted after she clinched her maiden US Open title after beating Ons Jabeur 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) at the Flushing Meadows. This is the third Grand Slam title for the Polish player as she came with her best.
The number one seed dropped only two sets on her way to glory and won the final in straight sets against the Tunisian player. Swiatek admitted that she surprised herself with her performance on fast US Open courts.
“At the beginning of the season I realized that maybe I can have some good results on WTA events,” she said. “I also made it to semi-final of the Australian Open. “But I wasn’t sure if I was on the level yet to win actually a Grand Slam, especially at the US Open where the surface is so fast.
“It’s something that I wasn’t expecting for sure. It’s also like a confirmation for me that sky is the limit. “I’m proud, also surprised little bit, just happy that I was able to do that.”
Meanwhile, it was not easy to concentrate as the New York crowd was loud on Saturday but Swiatek held her nerves in the crucial stages of the match to win her third Slam title. Swiatek has shown a great mental strength to give her 100% on the court.
“I’m mostly proud of the fact that mentally I’m not kind of breaking up in those important moments,” Swiatek said. “I have, like, after the matches, even if I lose, I kind of have no regrets because I know I’m doing 100%.
“I’m proud that I have much more solutions and options on the court than I had before tennis-wise, but yeah, also mentally.
“I’m really proud of that because I just know how it feels to not have ideas on court, not have anything you can change to make the match better. Right now it’s been a long time since I didn’t have any idea.”The World No.1 Iga Swiatek was delighted after she clinched her maiden US Open title after beating Ons Jabeur 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) at the Flushing Meadows. This is the third Grand Slam title for the Polish player as she came with her best.