US Open day 13: Iga Swiatek adds first US Open title to grand slam collection

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Iga Swiatek holds aloft the US Open trophy (Frank Franklin II/AP) (AP)
Iga Swiatek holds aloft the US Open trophy (Frank Franklin II/AP) (AP)

Iga Swiatek added a first US Open title to her two French Open crowns with victory over Ons Jabeur.

World number one Swiatek cemented her status at the top of the women’s game with a 6-2 7-6 (5) victory over Jabeur, whose search for a first slam title goes on.

In wheelchair doubles, British duo Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid were unable to secure a sixth consecutive title.

Picture of the day

Iga Swiatek lies on the court after winning the title (Mary Altaffer/AP) (AP)
Iga Swiatek lies on the court after winning the title (Mary Altaffer/AP) (AP)

Quote of the day

I'm really glad that it's not in cash

Iga Swiatek as she collected a cheque for 2.6m US dollars

Breaking new ground

Aussie success

Tiafoe out

Frances Tiafoe was devastated to lose to Carlos Alcaraz (Matt Rourke/AP) (AP)
Frances Tiafoe was devastated to lose to Carlos Alcaraz (Matt Rourke/AP) (AP)

After his painful five-set loss to Carlos Alcaraz in the semi-finals on Friday, Frances Tiafoe pulled out of the USA team to take on Great Britain, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands at the Davis Cup in Glasgow next week.

Who’s up next?

Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud do battle in the men’s final on Sunday with more than just the title on the line.

Whoever wins their first grand slam title will also become world number one, with Alcaraz in line to become the youngest man ever to top the rankings.

Hewett is bidding for the title in the men’s wheelchair singles but must try to stop Japan’s Shingo Kunieda, who is going for the calendar Grand Slam.