World No. 1 Iga Swiatek of Poland showed why she’s the top player on tour by defeating No. 5 Ons Jabeur of Tunisia in straight sets on Saturday in Arthur Ashe Stadium to capture her first US Open title.Iga Swiatek came to New York as the consensus world No. 1. She’s leaving it as the 2022 US Open champion.
She was already the first woman to reach the Roland Garros and US Open finals in the same year since Serena Williams did it in 2013, and the first No. 1 seed to play for the US Open title since Williams in 2014.
The top seed captured her first US Open singles title, second Grand Slam title of 2022, and third major overall, on Saturday in Arthur Ashe Stadium with a 6-2, 7-6(5) win over No. 5 seed Ons Jabeur.
Iga Swiatek also won Roland Garros this spring, the 21-year-old Pole is the first woman to win two Grand Slam singles titles in the same season since Angelique Kerber triumphed at the Australian Open and US Open in 2016.
Iga Swiatek long ago erased any doubt of her credentials for the WTA’s season-ending Player of the Year award. The US Open title is her seventh in 2022, a season where she also posted a 37-match winning streak—the longest this century. It’s the 10th title of her young career so far; since losing the first final of her career in 2018, she’s won 10 straight—all in straight sets.
Iga Swiatek, aged 21 years and 103 days, is the 10th-youngest champion at the US Open since 2000. Already the first Polish woman to reach the quarterfinals, she’s the 21st No. 1 seed to win the US Open women’s singles title in the Open Era.