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Pole Swiatek lifts first US Open title

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-09-11 16:18
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Iga Swiatek of Poland celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Ons Jabeur of Tunisia during their Women's Singles Final match on Day Thirteen of the 2022 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept 10, 2022 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. [Photo/Agencies]

NEW YORK -- World No. 1 Iga Swiatek eased past Tunisian Ons Jabeur 6-2, 7-6(5) to grab her first US Open title and second Grand Slam victory of 2022 here on Saturday.

The 21-year-old Pole spent just one hour and 51 minutes to beat the No. 5 seed to bring her third overall Grand Slam crown home.

Swiatek was off to a 3-0 lead before Jabeur hit five clean winners to pull back two games. Swiatek kept her dominating style, breaking Jabeur twice more to win the first set.

The second set opened much alike the first with Swiatek taking the first three games and Jabeur pulling two back before it was dragged into tiebreak where the Pole won on her first match point on Jabeur's forehand unforced error.

Earlier in the day, Australian pair Storm Sanders and John Peers, seeded fourth, clinched their first Grand Slam mixed doubles title over Belgian Kirsten Flipkens and Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin 4-6, 6-4, 10-7.

"I'm super proud we backed ourselves and just played our game. We just kind of hung around, tried to enjoy the moment, too," said 28-year-old Sanders.

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