Iga Swiatek vs. Aryna Sabalenka score, result and highlights as world number one progresses to 2022 US Open final – Sporting News

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World number one Iga Swiatek has booked her place in the 2022 US Open final after defeating Aryna Sabalenka 3-6 6-1 6-4 on Thursday. 
Swiatek, who has never made it this far at Flushing Meadows, started her semi-final match against Sabalenka poorly and was broken three times. 
But the 21-year-old came out firing in the second set and overpowered her Russian opponent.
The third set was a see-sawing affair with Sabalenka claiming an early break before Swiatek finished stronger by winning four straight games. 
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Ons Jabeur now awaits Swiatek in the final on Saturday (local time) after beating Caroline Garcia 6-1 6-3 in their earlier semi-final. 
This will be both player’s second Grand Slam final appearance of 2022 with Swiatek winning the French Open and Jabeur losing at Wimbledon. 
The Sporting News followed the match live with the final score and highlights provided below. 
Game, set, match: Swiatek defeats Sabalenka 3-6 6-1 6-4. 
World No. 1 @iga_swiatek is into the #USOpen final! pic.twitter.com/DuTcAAi3zU
Third set – Swiatek break 6-4: Swiatek wraps up the set and match by breaking Sabalenka’s serve to 15. 
Third set – Swiatek holds 5-4: A tight game sees Swiatek triumph to 30 with all the pressure now on Sabalenka. 
Third set – Swiatek breaks 4-4: Right when she needed to, Swiatek breaks Sabalenka to love, with this match set to go right down to the wire.  
Swiatek breaks for 4-4 in the third! pic.twitter.com/1afwli0hVE
Third set – Swiatek holds 3-4: A near-perfect service game from the world number one, who holds to 15. 
Third set – Sabalenka holds 4-2: The Russian survives a break point with an ace to then hold serve in deuce.  
Third set – Sabalenka breaks 3-2: A see-sawing set continues as Sabalenka breaks straight back. A great response from the Russian. 
Hear her roar 🐯

Aryna Sabalenka breaks for a 3-2 lead in the final set. pic.twitter.com/CCqgMMT2ds
Third set – Swiatek breaks 2-2: This set swings back to serve as Swiatek gets a break back. Sabalenka is forced to deuce and goes on to pull two shots wide. 
IGA pic.twitter.com/RhgakTmO51
Third set – Swiatek holds 1-2: A vital hold of serve from Swiatek, who still looks up for turning this set around by producing some great winners. 
Third set – Sabalenka holds 2-0: A solid service game from the Russian as she stays on the front foot in this final set. 
Third set – Sabalenka breaks 1-0: Once again, it’s the loser of the last set that starts stronger with Swiatek broken to 30.  
Break before third set: Sabalenka rushes off court after a poor second set. Swiatek to her credit put a disappointing first set behind her quickly and played brilliantly. She’ll have all the momentum going into this deciding set. Jabeur will be happy to see both players forced into a longer match. 
Swiatek rolls in Set No. 2! 🇵🇱 pic.twitter.com/FrqyXIAhQa
Second set – Swiatek breaks 6-1: Sabalenka fails to hold serve as Swiatek forces this match to a third set. 
Second set – Swiatek holds 5-1: The world number one closes in on taking out this second set as she holds serve after being forced to deuce. 
Iga Swiatek is in command in the second set! pic.twitter.com/BBFxZ3z6h0
Second set – Swiatek breaks 4-1Swiatek pushes the game to deuce before getting the best of Sabalenka in a tight game. 
Second set – Swiatek holds 3-1: Another strong service game from the Polish star as she holds to love again.
Second set – Sabalenka holds 1-2: Swiatek’s strong start to the second set is halted by Sabalenka as she digs deep to serve out a tight game. 
.@SabalenkaA finishes the volley with 💪 pic.twitter.com/ZuqukDVqn6
Second set – Swiatek holds 2-0: The world number one opens this second set by winning eight straight points. 
Second set – Swiatek breaks 1-0: What a turn around from Swiatek, who breaks Sabalenka to love to start this second set. That break between sets did her a world of good. 
Break before second set: Both players have left the court after that first set. Swiatek desperately needs to turn this match around with Sabalenka dominating. 
First set – Sabalenka breaks 6-3: A brilliant game from Sabalenka as she wraps up the first set with an extraordinary point. 
First set won in style!@SabalenkaA | #USOpen pic.twitter.com/0h3KW9gfmS
First set – Sabalenka holds 5-3: A good hold of serve from the Russian with all the pressure now on Swiatek to keep this set alive. 
First set – Swiatek holds 3-4: A better service game from Swiatek as she avoids being broken for a third straight time. 
First set – Sabalenka holds 4-2: The Russian ends a run of breaks as she holds serve to love. 
First set – Sabalenka breaks 3-2: Swiatek survives three break points before falling short at the fourth time of asking in an eight-minute game.
First set – Swiatek breaks 2-2: Sabalenka fails to hold after breaking having started the game with a double fault. 
First set – Sabalenka breaks 2-1: A huge game from Sabalenka who breaks a shaky Swiatek to love. 
First set – Sabalenka holds 1-1: Sabalenka follows Swiatek’s lead by holding to 30 with a double fault also thrown in. 
First set – Swiatek holds 1-0: The world number one begins the match solidly and holds to 30 despite an early double fault. 
Match start: We are underway at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Swiatek serving first. 
Pre-match: Both players are now out on court. Swiatek wins the toss and will serve first. Warm ups now under way so start of play shouldn’t be too far away.
Pre-match: Jabeur books her place in the women’s singles final beating Garcia 6-1 6-3 with relative ease. We’ll find out shortly whether she’ll face Swiatek or Sabalenka in the decider on Saturday. 
Take it in, @Ons_Jabeur!#USOpen pic.twitter.com/bIa71zuAaG
Pre-match: This first semi-final is all but done with Jabeur breaking Garcia in the second set. Swiatek and Sabalenka could now be out on court in about half an hour. 
Pre-match: Jabeur looks set to cruise into the US Open final after beating Garcia 6-1 in their first set. Swiatek and Sabalenka will be worried seeing this dominant performance from the Tunisian so far. 
Pre-match: Strong chance this match won’t begin at its listed start time of 20:15 (local) with the earlier semi-final between Ons Jabeur and Caroline Garcia beginning about 20 minutes late. 
Pre-match: Both players were in action yesterday but notably won their quarter-final matches in straight sets so shouldn’t come into this one too fatigued. 
Big-time matchup loading… pic.twitter.com/lUIWFHE0Aq
Pre-match: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News‘ live coverage of this US Open semi-final match between Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka. 
The US Open semi-final between Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka will be played on September 8 and is expected to start at 20:15 (local time). 
The match will follow on from the other semi-final between Caroline Garcia and Ons Jabeur so could be delayed as a result. 
US Open matches will be carried by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPN+ and Tennis Channel. Matches can be streamed on ESPN+, the ESPN app and fuboTV – which offers a free trial.
TSN will carry matches in Canada, with TSN.ca and the TSN App providing live streaming options.
Amazon Prime customers in the UK can watch the action on Prime Video for no additional fees.
Non-Prime members can take a 30-day free trial of Prime for £7.99 per month or £79 a year.
If you just want Prime Video, that costs £5.99 a month and will also provide live coverage, highlights and analysis throughout the tournament.
Channel Nine have the broadcast rights for the US Open in 2022 with this match to be shown live and free on 9Gem. 
The US Open will also be streamed on both 9Now and Stan Sport in Australia. 


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