US Open: Ons Jabeur and Iga Swiatek Play for Title

The US Open Final holding at Flushing Meadows, will witness Ons Jabeur and Iga Swiatek play for the title.

Ons Jabeur is seeking her first major in the US Open Final on Saturday, while Iga Swiatek will bid for a second Grand Slam trophy.

World number one Iga Swiatek, 21, is the French Open champion and won the clay-court major in 2020.

Fifth seed Ons Jabeur, 28, reached the Wimbledon final in July but lost from a set up against Elena Rybakina.

Should Jabeur win in New York, the Tunisian would be the first African woman to secure a major singles title.

“She has a different game style than most of the players. She has a great touch and she’s just a tough opponent,” Swiatek said of Jabeur.

“She fully deserves to be in the final. I think it’s going to be a great battle.”

Their head-to-head is tied at two apiece, with Jabeur winning their only meeting at a major at Wimbledon in the fourth round last year.

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Jabeur said she had learned a lot following this year’s Wimbledon final defeat.

“At Wimbledon I was kind of just living the dream, and I couldn’t believe it,” she said.

“Even just after the match, I was just going to do my things and not realising it was an amazing achievement already.

“But now [I’m] just happy that I backed up the results in Wimbledon and people are not really surprised I’m in the finals, but just going and going and just doing my thing,” she stated.