2022 US Open Women’s Recap

AP/ Julia Nikhinson, file

2022 US Open Women’s Recap

After two weeks of incredible tennis, the US Open has a new champion.

Her name is Iga Swiatek. It may come to no surprise to the tennis world that Iga smashed through competition to win this title. After all, she dominated the first half of the year with her fantastic play, taking the French Open title along the way. That being said, she didn’t show very good form in the month leading up to the US Open. It wouldn’t matter though, she was able to correct the ship when it mattered. She is now clearly the number one player in the world, and having now collected her third Grand Slam at 21 one has to wonder how many more Grand Slams she can collect.

As for Ons Jabeur, she’s demonstrated that she belongs near the top of the women’s game. Although disappointed at not capturing the title, she reached two Grand Slam finals this year. That’s quite an accomplishment. The future looks very bright for Ons.

Here’s some additional final thoughts on the US Open:

Last year’s finalists and champions will have to improve their consistency week in and week out if they want to get back to the top of the women’s game. Without their US Open points, Fernandez is now the 40th ranked player in the world, while Raducanu sits at 83.

Credit to Sabalenka for stringing together a great tournament. She’s been struggling for most of the year with her game – especially her serve. At the US Open, she proved that she belongs in the later stages of a Grand Slam. A couple of points here and there, and she could have captured the US Open title.

It was another great result for Coco Gauff. People forget that she’s barely 18 years old. A finals appearance at the French Open followed by a quarterfinal appearance at the US Open and solid runs at smaller tournaments throughout the year confirms what we all know. Gauff will be a fixture in the top 10 for years to come. Grand Slams are surely in her future.

Will we see Osaka return to form? Osaka is struggling big time. Since reaching the Miami Open final, Osaka has routinely lost in the first or second rounds of every tournament she’s played. Overall, it’s been a hard road ever since her withdrawal from the French Open in 2021 due to mental health issues.

Finally, for those of you that are super fans of Iga Swiatek, you can be just like her! Racket, skirt, shoes and all!

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