Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur make amazing history

Ons Jabeur (pictured right) celebrates her win and Iga Swiatek (pictured left) roars after her US Open semi-final win.

Ons Jabeur (pictured right) and Iga Swiatek (pictured left) made history for their nations after reaching the US Open final. (Getty Images)

Ons Jabuer and Iga Swiatek made history for their nations after advancing into Thursday’s US Open final.

With victories in Thursday’s semifinals, Jabeur and Swiatek became the first players from Tunisia and Poland, respectively, to reach the final in New York.

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Jabeur has had a remarkable year after narrowly missing out on her maiden Grand Slam title in the Wimbledon final in July.

However, the Tunisian made sure she will give herself another chance to win a first Grand Slam in 2022 after beating Carolina Garcia 6-1, 6-3 to reach the final at Flushing Meadows.

Garcia went into the semi-finals in phenomenal form, having not lost a set at Flushing Meadows this year and going on a 13-game winning streak after beating home favorite Coco Gauff.

However, Jabeur played one of their best matches in 2022 to overtake their French rival.

She now meets world No. 1 Swiatek in the final, who later beat Aryna Sabalenka 3-6 6-1 6-4 in the other semifinal

Jabeur has a chance to become world No. 1 if she can beat Swiatek in what form as blockbuster decider.

The tennis world was quick to praise Jabeur, who has gained popularity for her big smile and positivity on the court.

Many were also amazed at how dominant the Tunisian player was against an in-form opponent.

Swiatek had a harder time getting ahead, but defeated Sabalenka in a tough fight.

The world No. 1 came from behind in the third set to level at 4-4 before breaking again.

Swiatek made her own history after becoming the first Polish player to reach the US Open final.

Ons Jabuer is excited to make tennis history

Jabeur said she felt the pressure at the US Open after her incredible run at Wimbledon.

But the Tunisian star has backed it up with another notable Grand Slam.

“It feels incredible,” said Jabeur.

“After Wimbledon there was a lot of pressure on me. I’m really proving that I can validate my results.

“The hard court season started a little badly but I’m really happy to be able to make it to the finals here.”

Jabeur is the first woman to represent an African nation to finish in the last four of the US Open during the professional era that began in 1968.

There was a brief moment of silence to honor the late Queen Elizabeth II before play began at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Jabeur and Garcia have played each other since they were juniors, with Jabeur coming out on top every time.

Ons Jabeur (pictured) celebrates her win over Caroline Garcia of France in the US Open semifinals.

Ons Jabeur (pictured) celebrates her win over Caroline Garcia of France in the US Open semifinals. (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Garcia has been the on-form player this summer, winning three titles and climbing back into the top 10, but it was clear from the start that the 28-year-old was nervous in the biggest game of her career.

Shots that had flown inside the lines all fortnight were lacking, while Jabeur was able to neutralize Garcia’s pace in a way none of their previous opponents had.

The opening set lasted just 23 minutes, with Jabeur sending six aces while Garcia made 14 unforced errors.

It was the first set Garcia lost of the entire tournament and she tried to fight back early in the second but she still gave away too many free points while Jabeur was in her element on the big stage.

with AAP

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