US Open: Iga Swiatek will meet Ons Jabeur in the final!
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 320
In recent years, women's tennis has always shown that it cannot often handle the pressure of an important match. There are several players who have not taken advantage of a great opportunity in a prestigious tournament for the emotions of the moment, who have always played a bad joke.
This is what also happened to Caroline Garcia in the semifinals at the Us Open: the Frenchwoman, then explaining it in the press conference, does not tame the tension and stress during the crucial challenge against Ons Jabeur, not expressing her best level of tennis on Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The Frenchwoman immediately loses the bar in the opening game of the race, a sign of how the match would have been very difficult. After the 1-2 the Tunisian, safer and more calm, accelerates considerably and inflicts a clear 6-1 to the opponent.
In the second set Garcia does not give up and tries to keep fighting, despite her mistakes were far too many to try to worry her rival. Jabeur places the decisive break in the fourth game and, going up 4-1, definitively directs the match.
It is only a matter of time to close the set 6-3 and treat yourself to an unforgettable final in Flushing Meadows.
Swiatek risks, Sabalenka wastes
The second semifinal of the women's draw is certainly more exciting and open.
Swiatek sweats the proverbial seven shirts to hold off and regulate a newfound Aryna Sabalenka. The Belarusian allows herself to snatch the service from the Polish: after the immediate counter-break of the number one, the 24-year-old from Minsk makes a big voice and gets ahead in the scoring.
Iga is no longer able to recover the disadvantage and gives up the bar again in the final, allowing the opponent to close the first set 6-3. The reaction of the 21-year-old native of Warsaw is impressive in the second set, so much so that she concedes only one game to her rival (6-1).
Everything is decided in a third set full of surprises. Swiatek ends up two times under a break, from 2-4 onwards the favorite of the tournament raises the level of her game and becomes the protagonist of a partial 4-0 to give herself the final act.
Sabalenka stops close to the finish line but can be satisfied with what has been shown in these two weeks in New York.