The Polish World No. 1 put in a scientific efficiency on Saturday, beating Jabeur 6-2, 7-6(5) on the Arthur Ashe Stadium to clinch her maiden US Open and third Grand Slam title. The Tunisian, alternatively, completed because the runner-up at a Main for the second time, having misplaced to Elena Rybakina at Wimbledon earlier this yr.
In her post-match on-court interview, Jabeur congratulated Swiatek on her title win and likewise joked about not liking her very a lot.
“I wish to thank the gang for cheering me up. I actually tried however Iga didn’t make it simple for me. She deserves to win in the present day. I do not like her very a lot proper now, but it surely’s okay,” Ons Jabeur mentioned.
When requested about her emotions in the direction of the World No. 1 at her press convention, Jabeur clarified that she was solely joking, earlier than stating that she’d forgive her for the win if she gifted her one thing good.
“I used to be joking after I mentioned I do not like her. I will forgive her when she offers me a Rolex or one thing,” she clarified, with a smile.
The pair have confronted every a number of instances over the previous few seasons. Final yr, Jabeur gained each their clashes whereas Swiatek gained twice this yr. The 28-year-old mentioned that she hopes to play her in huge matches going ahead and likewise catch her within the WTA rankings.
“Yeah, undoubtedly we’ll play one another as a result of she’s No. 1, I am No. 2. Hopefully will probably be nice matches between us. She improved so much I believe her forehand and her serve. She’s at all times been strong within the backhand. That is sort of robust. Bodily she’s all over the place. She will deliver any ball. It is at all times robust to play somebody that places yet one more shot in,” she mentioned.
“Yeah, we’ll play one another within the Finals, I believe so. Possibly we’ll be completely different teams. I do not know. However, yeah, catching up within the rating, I do know she has loads of defending factors, I’ve none. That is sort of the purpose,” she added.
“I’ve nothing to remorse as a result of I did the whole lot doable” – Ons Jabeur
Talking about her efficiency towards Iga Swiatek within the US Open remaining, Ons Jabeur said that her opponent began sturdy, which left her chasing the competition and making an attempt to remain within the recreation.
“She come off like actually sturdy and put loads of stress on me. That did not assist. I used to be making an attempt to get within the match. It was very robust. And he or she was taking part in actually good at sure instances. I used to be making an attempt to get into the rally. Hitting strains loads of instances, sort of annoying from her,” she mentioned.
“Second set, once more, I had my possibilities, she had hers. I used to be simply coming again, coming again. At sure instances it was sort of robust as a result of I want I had, like, that lead so I can proceed and construct on it. I do know she did not play pretty much as good as the primary set at sure instances, possibly I ought to have taken my shot,” she added.
That mentioned, Ons Jabeur said that she gave her greatest within the match and has no regrets.
“To be trustworthy with you, I’ve nothing to remorse as a result of I did the whole lot doable. I want I served little bit higher in the present day. It could have helped me so much. You understand, you recognize Iga, how she performs in finals. It is very sufficient to beat her. I’ll hold constructive and work on the issues that was lacking in the present day,” she defined.