Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur arranged a championship matchup at Flushing Meadows during the US Open.

The US Open final in 2022 will feature Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur. Both players won their respective semi-final matches on Thursday in quite different ways. The top-seeded Swiatek defeated the sixth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka in the second match of the day by coming back from a set down to win 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in two hours and eleven minutes.

Sabalenka took control of the first set right away, breaking Swiatek in the third game alone. Sabalenka broke Swiatek twice more to win the first set, the first time in their five matches that she had done so, despite dropping her serve in the ensuing game.

When Swiatek re-entered the play and broke Sabalenka in the opening game of the second set, the contest’s trajectory changed. Only one game was won by Sabalenka in the set, which was quickly won by her rival. In the decisive set, Sabalenka triumphed once more.

Before Sabalenka seized charge once more, leading 4-2 at one point, there was one exchange of breaks. When it turned out, she lost every game after that as Swiatek decisively broke her while she was trying to extend the match in the tenth game.

Each player had ten opportunities to score a break point, but Sabalenka only scored five while Swiatek converted seven. The 44 unforced mistakes Sabalenka made—13 more than Swiatek—also let her down.

Swiatek finished with two more victories than her opponent, who had 22.

Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur’s rivalry at the US Open has moved to a new city.

Jabeur completely destroyed Caroline Garcia‘s game earlier, winning 6-1, 6-3 in just 66 minutes in the first semi-final.

In the 23-minute first set, the Frenchwoman had nothing to say to her Tunisian opponent. Only once in the entire set did the 17th seed maintain her serve, and she failed to convert any of her three break points. Jabeur, on the other side, didn’t encounter any break points during the set.

Garcia maintained her composure better in the second set, but Jabeur’s level never dipped, so it seemed like only a matter of time before Jabeur would succeed in the set. As a result, only Garcia’s break of serve occurred throughout the set, and it was enough to advance Jabeur to the championship match.

This is the first time Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur have advanced to the US Open final. After two French Open finals and her third Major final in her career, Swiatek will enter the match with a 2-0 win-loss record.

This is Jabeur’s second Slams stage final, in the meantime. She had already advanced to the 2022 Wimbledon final (lost to Elena Rybakina). Image courtesy of Darren Carroll/USTA