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US Open Tennis 2022 Results: Ons Jabeur vs. Iga Świątek Set for Women's Final

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 9, 2022

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To the final we go.

On Thursday, the women's semifinals were contested at the U.S. Open, as Iga Świątek, Ons Jabeur, Aryna Sabalenka and Caroline Garcia vowed to move one step away from earning a grand slam title.

Below, we'll break down the day's results and top highlights from an exciting night in New York.


Scores

No. 5 Ons Jabeur def. No. 17 Caroline Garcia, 6-1, 6-3

No. 1 Iga Świątek def. No. 6 Aryna Sabalenka, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4


Recap

The U.S. Open went well into the night on Wednesday after it took Carlos Alcaraz over five hours to beat Jannik Sinner in a quarterfinals match for the ages that didn't end until 2:50 a.m ET.

Jabeur wasn't interested in keeping fans in their seats for nearly as long, breezing through a straight-sets victory against Garcia.

Her dominance was on display early in a commanding first set that took just over 20 minutes to complete.

ESPN @espn

Ons Jabeur takes the first set convincingly 🌟 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USOpen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#USOpen</a> <a href="https://t.co/wCKYKuX0Br">pic.twitter.com/wCKYKuX0Br</a>

Lukas Weese @Weesesports

Ons Jabeur wins the first set 6-1 against Caroline Garcia. <br><br>In 26 minutes. <br><br>Wow. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USOpen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#USOpen</a>

Dan Wolken @DanWolken

That was a clinical, flawless set of tennis from Ons Jabeur, 6-1 over Carolina Garcia in 22 minutes. Damn.

That was made all the more impressive by the fact that Garcia hadn't dropped a set at the tournament up until that point.

She only kept her foot on the gas pedal in the second set:

wta @WTA

Unplayable at the moment 🔥<a href="https://twitter.com/Ons_Jabeur?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Ons_Jabeur</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USOpen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#USOpen</a> <a href="https://t.co/h1dRnoGtcK">pic.twitter.com/h1dRnoGtcK</a>

US Open Tennis @usopen

Closing in!<a href="https://twitter.com/Ons_Jabeur?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Ons_Jabeur</a> has her sights set on the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USOpen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#USOpen</a> final. <a href="https://t.co/Z7sv6LP5Uf">pic.twitter.com/Z7sv6LP5Uf</a>

For Jabeur—whose previous best result in New York was a trip to the Round of 32—it continues an excellent 2022 season. She's now reached back-to-back grand slam finals after reaching Wimbledon's final match.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

That feeling of making your first <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USOpen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#USOpen</a> final 🗣<br><br>Ons Jabeur moves on!<br><br>(via <a href="https://twitter.com/usopen?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@usopen</a>)<a href="https://t.co/w5wxLFfkfh">pic.twitter.com/w5wxLFfkfh</a>

"After Wimbledon, [there was] a lot of pressure on me, and I'm really relieved that I can back up my results," she said after the match.

WTA Insider @WTA_insider

Jabeur: "Feels more real, to be honest with you just to be in the finals again. At Wimbledon I was kind of just living the dream. <br><br>"Just happy the fact that I backed up the results in Wimbledon and people are not really surprised I'm in the finals." <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USOpen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#USOpen</a>

Her run to the Wimbledon final ended in a loss to Elena Rybakina. Jabeur will be hoping for a different ending at the U.S. Open.

She'll be facing Świątek, who found herself in an absolute battle against Sabalenka on Thursday night. Sabalenka won the first set and held both 2-0 and 4-2 leads in the final set.

US Open Tennis @usopen

World No. 1 <a href="https://twitter.com/iga_swiatek?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@iga_swiatek</a> is into the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USOpen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#USOpen</a> final! <a href="https://t.co/DuTcAAi3zU">pic.twitter.com/DuTcAAi3zU</a>

Ben Rothenberg @BenRothenberg

Swiatek and Jabeur are the two players of 2022, sans doute. <br><br>Fitting and awesome that they will face off for the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USOpen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#USOpen</a> title to end the year in women's grand slam tennis.

Tumaini Carayol @tumcarayol

Iga Swiatek vs Ons Jabeur.<br><br>The two best players in the world in the final of the last grand slam of the year.

But she couldn't put away the resilient Świątek, who is now heading to her first U.S. Open final and will look to duplicate her French Open title from earlier this season.

A final against Jabeur is about a good of a matchup as tennis fans could have hoped for, outside of a Serena Williams run in her final tournament. But given the level of the two players who did reach the final this season, Saturday's matchup should be absolutely brilliant.

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