Victoria Azarenka congratulated Iga Swiatek on winning the US Open and encouraged Ons Jabeur to keep her head up as she is confident it is only a matter of time before the Tunisian becomes a Grand Slam champion. On Saturday, Swiatek handed Jabeur a 6-2, 7-6 (5) loss in the US Open final.
Swiatek is now a three-time Grand Slam champion and owns a 7-7 record in finals this year. On the other hand, Jabeur, 28, came close to winning her first Grand Slam and becoming the first Arab with a major title.
«Congratulations to @iga_swiatek and her team on a remarkable achievement and year!» Azarenka tweeted.
In another tweet, Azarenka wrote: «You are the best for me @Ons_Jabeur.
Your hard work will pay off to lift the trophy soon enough!»
Jabeur thinks he’s not done facing Swiatek
After his last win, Swiatek is 3-2 against Jabeur.
Earlier this year, Swiatek defeated Jabeur 6-2 6-2 in the Rome final. Jabeur has suffered two tough losses against Swiatek this year, but feels he will have a chance to get revenge on the Pole. «Yes, we will definitely play each other because she is the No.
1, I’m No. 2. Hopefully there will be great matches between us. He got a lot better, I think, on his forehand and I took it off him. She has always been solid on the backhand. That’s a bit difficult. Physically it is everywhere. She can fetch any ball.
It’s always hard to play someone who puts up one more shot,» Jabeur said. «Yes, we’ll meet in the Finals, I think so. Maybe we are different groups. I don’t know. But yeah, catching up on the rankings, I know she has a lot of defense points, I don’t have any.
That’s the goal.» Losing the US Open final was especially difficult for Jabeur, who has now finished second in consecutive Grand Slams.