Tennis: Iga Świątek wins US Open

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World number one tennis player Iga Świątek beat Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur 6-2 7-6(5) in the US Open final on Saturday to claim her maiden trophy at Flushing Meadows. She also won a massive USD 2.6 million winner’s check.

By winning the US Open the Polish super athlete managed to win her third Grand Slam title in 2022.

However, tournament organisers also planned another reward for her, hiding a piece of tiramisu - one of her favourite treats - inside the trophy.

“I really appreciate it. Especially since I didn’t have anything to eat,” she said after she noticed the treat.

The two weeks of competition could scarcely have been sweeter for the Pole, who balanced her usual on-court seriousness with off-court fun.

She took a photo with her idol Serena Williams, met Olympic gold medallist Lindsey Vonn and swooned at the sight of singer Seal.

“Actually after I met Seal, I was like, even if I’m going to lose right now I already won this tournament because I got a photo with him,” said Świątek.

After her win, Iga went for an ESPN interview on the Flushing Meadows plaza, where she was met by a roaring crowd of her fans and compatriots.

The current number one female tennis player in the world became the first Polish woman to win the US Open.

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