Swatik, Jaber will meet in the first final of the US Open for both of them

New York (AFP) – Reaching a Grand Slam final is no longer a new thing for Ons Jabeur. She thinks it’s time to add a big trophy to her list of groundbreaking achievements.

And she’s more certain she’s ready to do it at the US Open than she was at Wimbledon two months ago.

Jaber reached her second consecutive Slam tournament without having to produce her best tennis on Thursday night, taking full advantage of Caroline Garcia’s shaky display to win the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows 6-1, 6-3.

“I feel more real, to be honest with you, just to be in the final again. At Wimbledon, I was just living the dream, and I couldn’t believe it,” Jaber said after ending Garcia’s 13-game winning streak, which included a win over the American 18-year-old Coco Gauff at the race. Quarter-finals. “Only now, I hope I can get used to it. …Now I might know what to do.”

On Saturday, with a championship at stake, Jaber will face top seed Iga Sweetek, who has grabbed his last four matches, and 16 of his last 20 points, to come back and defeat 6th seed Aryna Sabalenka 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the semi-finals. Second.

Swiatek’s first step to turn things around came when she headed to the locker room after the first set – to use the bathroom and think about what to adjust on the court.