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Highlights from Iga Swiatek’s win over Ons Jabeur in U.S. Open final

Iga Swiatek won the U.S. Open title in straight sets. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Top seed Iga Swiatek won the U.S. Open women’s final, defeating Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), for her third major championship.

It’s the first U.S. Open title for Poland’s Swiatek, the world’s No. 1 player, who had never advanced past the fourth round at Flushing Meadows until this tournament. Swiatek, 21, also won this year’s French Open.

Jabeur was poised to win her first major after losing in the Wimbledon women’s singles final earlier this summer. She struggled to conjure the magic that helped her reach both finals during a quick first set Saturday, then found her shots in a more competitive second.

During the tight tiebreaker, Jabeur appeared on the verge of forcing a third set. But Swiatek took the final three points, winning the match after Jabeur’s final forehand shot sailed beyond the baseline.

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