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NEW YORK (AP) – The latest news on the US Open Tennis Tournament (all local times):

9:20 p.m.

It’s not just the US Open in New York.

Meet celebrities, for starters. Go to one Broadway show for another.

Iga Swiatek does it all.

The women’s singles champion said her tournament was organized long before she lifted the trophy on Saturday. She was able to meet singer Seal earlier in the event.

“I was like, ‘Even though I’m going to lose right now, I’ve already won this tournament, because I got a picture with him,'” Swiatek said.

The 21-year-old Pole also met retired skier Lindsey Vonn. On Sunday, she plans to see a show, although she declined to reveal which one.

“I’m not going to say the name of the musical,” Swiatek said, “because I want to have some peace tomorrow.”

6:10 p.m.

Iga Swiatek won her first US Open and third Grand Slam title by beating Ons Jabeur 6-2, 7-6(5).

Top-ranked Swiatek added the title to their two French Open wins, including one earlier this year. She has won seven titles in 2022, the most by a woman since Serena Williams in 2014.

Jabeur rallied after poor starts in both sets but fell short in a Grand Slam final for the second time in a row.

4:50 p.m.

Iga Swiatek maintained his dominating game in the final winning the first set 6-2 against Ons Jabeur at the US Open.

The top-ranked Swiatek has won her last nine finals, all in straight sets, since dropping the first of her career in 2019.

One of those was against Jabeur this year in Rome, a 6-2, 6-2 rout, and so far this one has been just as easy.

Swiatek took a 3-0 lead in 10 minutes, with a 12-2 lead in points, and wrapped it up in just 30 minutes.

Fifth-seeded Jabeur had dropped just one set in the tournament while reaching his second straight Grand Slam final.


4:20 p.m.

Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur started the women’s singles final at the US Open.

There’s plenty of support for both on the New York court. A number of fans wear the red of Poland, the home country of the top-ranked Swiatek.

Jabeur is trying to become the first African woman and the first Arab of the professional era to win a Grand Slam title. The Tunisian number 5 seed lost in the Wimbledon final.

4 p.m.

Alexandra Eala has become the first player from the Philippines to win a Junior Grand Slam singles title.

The No. 10 seed beat Lucia Havlickova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-4 to win the US Open women’s junior title.

The 17-year-old from Quezon City says she hopes her victory will inspire young players in her country.

Martin Landaluce of Spain won the men’s title beating Gilles Arnaud Bailly of Belgium 7-6(3), 5-7, 6-2.


2:15 p.m.

US Open semi-finalist Frances Tiafoe has withdrawn from the United States squad which will play next week’s Davis Cup group stage matches in Glasgow, Scotland.

The US Tennis Association has announced Tiafoe’s retirement. Tiafoe is a 24-year-old player from Maryland who was ranked 22nd at Flushing Meadows.

He became the first American to advance to the US Open semifinals since Andy Roddick was the tournament’s runner-up in 2006.

Tiafoe’s run ended in a loss to No. 3 seed Carlos Alcaraz. Alcaraz will meet No. 7 seed Casper Ruud in the US Open final on Sunday.

2 p.m.

Australians Storm Sanders and John Peers captured the US Open mixed doubles title with a 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 victory over the team of Kirsten Flipkens and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

It was the first Grand Slam mixed doubles title for Peers, who had made 31 previous appearances before teaming up for the first time in this tournament with Sanders. He closed the decisive match with an ace.

Peers had teamed up with former women’s No. 1 Ash Barty last year at the Olympics, where they won a bronze medal.

1:15 p.m.

Top-ranked Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur will play for the women’s singles title at the US Open, where the mixed doubles champion will also be decided.

Swiatek is aiming for her second Grand Slam title this year and her third overall. The 21-year-old Polish won her second French Open in June, one of her six titles in 2022.

Jabeur is in contention for his first major title, having lost in the Wimbledon final. The Tunisian No.5 seed would become the first African woman to win a Grand Slam tournament in the professional era, which began in 1968.

Their match at Arthur Ashe Stadium was to follow the mixed doubles final between Australia’s Storm Sanders and John Peers, and the team of Kirsten Flipkens and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

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