World No. 1 Iga Swiatek wins her third major title at the US Open
After a tough stretch of hard courts over the past two weeks, it was nice to finally have a quick turnaround and play in my favorite tournament of the year, the US Open. I started off at 1-6 down in the second round against a good American player named Jankovic, but then we both managed to beat our initial opponents at the event in the third. My tournament didn’t get any easier though, as Iga Swiatek won her third Grand Slam singles title at the US Open with a 6-0, 6-0, 7-6 (4) win over Caroline Wozniacki. Despite going down to the third seed in the early stages of the tournament, she still managed to come back and win two-and-a-half finals in a row, beating Marion Bartoli in the final with a set score of 6-3, 7-5. She also defeated top 20 player Garbine Muguruza in the quarterfinals in a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 match.
Swiatek, also known as Iga (pronounced “eye”), is one of the players who has seen her best tennis come from her best grass surface. At Wimbledon, she was able to win three-straight Wimbledon titles from 2011-2012 by breaking the number one ranking. She then turned to grass at the US Open, and won her first two-straight Grand Slams the same way. Iga has only played on grass once since that first Wimbledon title, finishing her season at the Australian Open in 2013. She also finished 2014 with two titles on grass at the French Open (the Open as it’s known now, of course) and Wimbledon.
In a very entertaining and thrilling match, Iga has shown why the best grass courts on earth are still so important. She has made some big