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The US Open Final A Greater Success For Iga Swiatek Than The Victory In Roland Garros

Iga Swiatek’s victory over Aryna Sabalenka saw her book a spot in the US Open final.



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By Dominik Senkowski

That was the best game of Iga Swiatek since the final Roland Garros against Coco Gauff. The Polish woman did an amazing thing, stopping Aryna Sabalenka in the US Open semi-finals. The Belarusian woman attacked madly, she was very determined with her recent defeats with Swiatek, but Iga show, why she is the leader of WTA.

The US Open final tastes different for Iga Swiatek than in Roland Garros. In Paris, the Polish woman was the main favorite for the title. She was in the process of a phenomenal series of victories. On the way to the title, she had almost no major obstacles. Now it’s different in New York.

More problems

In last weeks the form of Swiatek has not been so high. She had a few defeats, she was not the main favorite of the US Open. Iga complained about balls, seemed to be constantly looking for solutions on the hard courts. 

Additionally, during the tournament, she cannot always count on a forehand – her favorite piece of game. She lost serve more often than in spring. And yet on Saturday she will play for the third title in the Grand Slam.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have have difficulties when they plan in Grand Slam. Not every match the could win 3:0 after 1,5 h. But still they believe in success until the end. Iga Swiatek is now following their path, which stands out from the rest of the tennis players in WTA.

Amazing time

This is an amazing season for the Polish player. She has already won six tournaments and has been the leader of ranking for over 23 weeks. She was in the semi-finals at the Australian Open, won Roland Garros, has a chance to win the US Open title. 

The tennis world has not seen such domination for a long time. It is also good for women’s tennis, that in the final of New York will play two of the best players from this season: Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur. It will be the best showpiece for the women’s US Open tournament.

Women’s tennis is changing. It needs new strong characters that will attract fans and sponsors. Players don’t need complaints from former stars like Maria Sharapova. The Russian woman in an interview with ESPN said that the current generation of tennis players is weaker and the best example is the victory of 40-year-old Serena Williams over runner-up Anett Kontaveit. 

The Estonian is a runner-up only until Monday and only on paper, because the real second rocket in the world is Ons Jabeur. Perhaps Sharapova does not know about it and that’s why she express that opinion.

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Emma Raducanu Confident Of Full Fitness Ahead Of Grass Swing



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Emma Raducanu has no regrets about her decision to skip the French Open and now believes she is in a ‘really fit place’ ahead of Wimbledon. 

The former US Open champion opted to end her clay season earlier than other players to focus on fitness and training with her coach. Raducanu stated earlier this year that her primary focus in 2024 is on her health after undergoing a series of wrist and ankle surgeries last year which sidelined her for months. 

Raducanu will return to action this week at the Nottingham Open, which is the event where she made her WTA main draw debut back in 2021. Despite her lack of match play in recent weeks, the Brit is feeling good and relishing her return to the grass.

“Body-wise, physical-wise, I feel really healthy,” she said on Monday.
“I’ve done amazing work with my trainer over the last few months, since surgery. I’m in a really fit place. I’m healthy and just looking forward to starting playing.”

Shedding more light on her health, Raducanu says she has full confidence in her wrists and believes they are in top condition. Making her feel more at ease when playing matches on the Tour. 

“I think my wrists are actually in a better position than they ever were. So there’s zero doubt or apprehension whether I’m hitting the ball or designing my schedule,” she explained.
“It’s more about being proactive and not wanting to put yourself in any unnecessary situations. I don’t need to rush and try to win the French Open, it wasn’t my goal this year.
“I had to prioritise where I wanted to target and it was just a good block for me to get some physical work done.”

Raducanu has played seven WTA events so far this season with her best run being to the quarter-finals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, where she was beaten by world No.1 Iga Swiatek. The 21-year-old is currently ranked 209th in the world. 

At the Nottingham Open, she will play her first match on Tuesday against Japanese qualifier Ena Shibahara. 

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Russian World No.78 Elina Avanesyan To Switch Nationalities



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A week after losing her fourth round match at the French Open, a government minister has confirmed that Elina Avanesyan is in the process of changing the nationality of who she plays for. 

The 21-year-old is switching her aligence from Russia to Armenia, according to Armenia’s deputy Minister of International Affairs and communication. Karen Giloyan has told the news agency Armenpress that Avanesyan will soon be representing his country. However, the tennis player has yet to comment on the matter.  Avanesyan was born in Russia but has Armenian parents.

“Elina Avanesyan will compete under the Armenian flag, but there is nothing official yet. We are waiting for her to get the citizenship of the Republic of Armenia so that everything will be official,” Giloyan told Armenpress.

Such a development would be a massive coup for the Armenian tennis federation which currently doesn’t have a player ranked inside the top 500 on either the men’s or women’s Tour. The country has a population of less than 3M. Perhaps their best-known player is Sargis Sargsian who reached the top 40 back in 2004. Others on the Tour also have Armenian heritage but don’t represent the country such as Karen Khachanov.  

Avanesyan is currently ranked 78th in the world, which is 18 places below her career high. This season, she has scored high-profile wins over Maria Sakkari at the Australian Open, Ons Jabeur in Charleston and Qinwen Zhang at the French Open. 

She has yet to play in the final of a WTA tournament.

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Iga Looks To Be In A league All to Herself At Paris

Iga Swiatek claimed her fourth Roland Garros title in Paris.



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Just call her Iga. No other identification is needed.

As the years go by, Iga’s notoriety is sure to grow.

She’s probably already earned a spot in tennis’ Hall of Fame.

Yes, Iga Swiatek is a name to remember. A hero in her native Poland, a superstar in the world of sports.


Iga just added to her stardom Saturday with an impressive 6-2, 6-1 victory over little-known Italian Jasmine Paolini to win her third straight French Open title. This was Paolini’s chance to make a name for herself, but she didn’t have the game to make it happen.

Iga was just too good. She made it look too easy.

Paolini could hit some great ground strokes, but when she looked up a bigger shot was on its way back. Iga doesn’t look like a power hitter, but she is.


The 23-year-old Polish Wonder finished the first set winning five straight games, then started the second set winning five more games in succession. The 28-year-old Paolini didn’t seem to have a clue on how to upend Swiatek.

It took just 78 minutes for Iga to win her fifth Grand Slam title.

She’s a lot like her French Open hero, Rafa Nadal.

She takes every match seriously.


No wonder Iga owns a 35-2 record at Roland Garos. Or that she has won 21 straight matches. Or that she owns a 5-0 record in Grand Slam finals.

She only dominated opponents, except for Naomi Osaka in the second round. Swiatek escaped a match point in that one and didn’t look back.

Iga’s game should be just as superb on the green grass of upcoming Wimbledon.

James Beck was the 2003 winner of the USTA National Media Award  for print media. A 1995 MBA graduate of The Citadel, he can be reached at

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