World No. 1 Iga Swiatek wins her third major title at the US Open
Lena Kallich-Ferry of the United States celebrates her victory in women’s singles during the 2018 US Open on August 20, 2018, in Washington, DC.
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Lena Kallich-Ferry of the United States celebrates her victory in women’s singles…
Lena Kallich-Ferry of the United States celebrates her victory in women’s singles… Photo-6258248.80644 – seattlepi.com
The wait is over for No. 1 Iga Swiatek as she prepares to add to the history of her family and tennis at the US Open.
Swiatek has won her third Wimbledon title and reached the final of the US Open this year. It was an impressive week for the 20-year-old from South Africa.
Swiatek won the women’s singles title at Wimbledon following a 6-1, 6-1 win over unseeded Elina Svitolina in the final on Monday. She defeated Svitolina in the final on the same court where her sister, Justine, won the men’s singles title 16 years ago.
Swiatek and the rest of the family were on hand to celebrate while she was taking the court. She also has another sister who reached the US Open as well, Justine, who won the men’s singles at 2000 Wimbledon.
After taking the title in Wimbledon, Swiatek will face German Anna Karolyi, who was seeded 24th, in the final. The pair are looking for their first major title and could meet in the final for the first time in women’s tennis.
Swiatek said she is looking forward to facing Karolyi in the final of the US Open.
“I’ve played her for 16 months now, so it will be a really great match and I’m just hoping for a different outcome,” she said Tuesday as the draw was announced. “I’m hoping for a little shock and that she will have to really, really dig deep to win this.”
Swiatek’s victory over Svitolina was the second major women’s tennis championship in three