World No. 1 Iga Swiatek wins her third major title at the US Open
The World No. 1 Iga Swiatek had been in good form throughout the season. She has had a terrific start to the 2019 season, which has seen her become the first player to reach 100 career slam titles (the other two being Margaret Court and Martina Navratilova), to become the first player to win three consecutive major championships (this coming after the retirement of Steffi Graf), to have four consecutive doubles titles at major championships, to become the first player to win consecutive Olympic gold medals for either the men’s or women’s doubles, to set the US Open and Grand Prix records, to set the record for the most slam titles (eight) before ending her season at the WTA Tour Championships in the US with the same number of career tour titles, to become the first player to win three consecutive Grand Slam titles, to become the first player to win the Women’s World Cup singles title for a single year, and, most recently, to win the US Open.
Iga Swiatek was the world champion in 2018, finishing second-seeded at the US Open. She won the title for good fortune after being the runner-up in the previous years. She was upset by her compatriot, Angelique Kerber, a semifinalist in 2018, in the third round at the US Open, after leading 4-0 in the third set. She then lost in the quarterfinals to Naomi Osaka by just a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 score. Osaka has become the first Japanese player to win the US Open.
Iga Swiatek has been ranked No. 1 in the world for nine consecutive months, since the start of 2018, and she also has more career rankings entries than any other player in the history of the WTA Tour, with a total of 28 in nine consecutive months since the start of the 2018 season.
Swiatek won her third major title in her career in the US over the weekend by defeating world number four Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals in a record-breaking performance. Swiatek won the championship in the women’s singles event, while Wozniacki won the title in the women’s doubles competition