Reflections on her comeback triumph over Aryna Sabalenka in the US Open final by Iga Swiatek

Iga Swiatek, the world’s top player, was pleased with how she bounced back after losing to Aryna Sabalenka by a set at the US Open. Swiatek defeated sixth-seeded Sabalenka on Thursday night in New York, coming back from a set down to win 3-6 6-1 6-4.

Swiatek remarked after her comeback victory, “I felt a tremendous difference between the first set and the final two,” according to the WTA website. “Aryna made it difficult today, so I’m glad I was able to boost my energy level a bit.

It was challenging to come back in the third set, but I’m glad that I did since I thought her serving was quite solid.”

Swiatek: After the opening set, I just went all in.

In the first set, Swiatek battled greatly on her serve as Sabalenka broke the Pole three times to take the match.

After dropping the opening set, Swiatek improved and broke Sabalenka three times to win the second set easily and force a deciding. Sabalenka jumped off to an early 2-0 lead in the fifth set. Sabalenka broke again and took a 4-2 lead after the first six games of the set, despite Swiatek’s best efforts to regain the break.

Swiatek overcame a two-game deficit to defeat Sabalenka by claiming back-to-back breaks and winning four straight games. As compared to our past matches, I thought Aryna served fairly well today, Swiatek stated.

“I just went all in, you know, and this time it actually provided me a lot, and the balls that I played went in. [Losing the first two games of the third set] sort of allowed me to get back on ground and understand I still have a lot of expectations even if the second set was quite dominant.

As a result of the pace being so intensely fast, I feel like we were both occasionally taking a risk “In the US Open final, Ons Jabeur will face Swiatek.