Top 2022 US Open Women’s Singles Takeaways
A historic US Open tournament concludes. Not only did it present a bittersweet moment with Serena Williams bidding farewell to the sport, but it also gave light to the future faces of tennis. Women’s tennis seems to be in good hands, and the past few weeks have been a treat to many. Without further ado, here are Nitrobetting’s top 2022 US Opens Women’s Singles storylines.
2022 US Open Women’s Singles Storylines
"Mentally I think Roland Garros was a little bit tougher. But tennis-wise and physically, here for sure it was tougher."— wta (@WTA) September 12, 2022
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Swiatek nabs third Grand Slam title
Swiatek sets a high bar and dominates the rankings. The World Number one is so far ahead in the rankings that she has more points than the second and third-ranked players combined. On her way to her third Grand Slam title and the second of the year, the 21-year-old prevailed over Tunisian Ons Jabeur in the final.
Despite several concerns regarding her form and Swiatek’s disappointment with the match balls, she hit a staggering 197 unforced errors in seven matches. This number alone sets her apart from the competition and showed her incredible intelligence on the court.
The 2021 French Open winner proved to be a worthy successor to Ashleigh Barty. Her record in the finals, the seven titles she secured, and an incredible run to beat three top-ten players to win the US Open Crown makes her a force to be reckoned with in her career.
Gauff ranks up
Another teenage star in the tournament reaches our top 2022 US Open Women’s Singles Storylines. Coco Gauff makes her top-ten debut after finishing the tournament. The 18-year-old reached the US Open Women’s Singles quarterfinals but eventually fell short to French player Caroline Garcia.
The American is having a positive season so far. She reached the French Open final in June and continues to impress fans and bettors on the court with her consistently improving skills. Gauff continues her campaign as World Number eight and is in the fourth spot in the race to the WTA Finals. Ultimately, her dramatic runs to the latter stages of the US Open make her a great candidate for next year’s competition as a finals contender or even overall Women’s Singles winner.
Serena Williams ends pro career at 2022 US Open
The US Open is the last professional tournament of Serena Williams’ career following her plans to retire in August 2022. It’s fair to say that it was a proper departure for the 23-time Grand Slam winner. Williams hardly played any matches in a year but managed to send home Number two seed Anett Kontaveit in her first two rounds of the US Open. However, the 40-year-old fell into the hands of Ajla Tomljanovic with a gripping performance in the last-32 stage.
The unraveling of the tournament and the opening week revolved around Serena. It gave everyone a chance to pay tribute to the legend and her unparalleled career in the sport. If this US Open emphasized anything, it’s the fact that Serena is a mainstay figure in tennis.
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