World No. 1 Iga Swiatek wins her third major title at the US Open
Iga Swiatek, a rising American tennis sensation, defeated French Open champion Alize Cornet to grab the Women’s Tennis Open crown. Cornet fought back to tie the match but she was unable to defend her title as Swiatek won in a tiebreaker. At the US Open, a crowd of 17,000 braved the cold to watch the Women’s Tennis Open final. In a very close match, Swiatek lost to Cornet 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the final after holding a match point in the 11th game.
Stoner was born in the USA in 1972. He was raised in Texas, and played in the Texas Volleyball Association. He won multiple State, National, and International titles. He was the 2003 National Champion in the Men’s division. In addition to his Texas titles, Stoner won the 2004 U.S. Men’s National Open and 2004 U.S. Men’s National Doubles Championship, the 2005 U.S. Men’s National Doubles Championships, and the 2005 U.S. Men’s National Singles Championships.
Stoner was also the 1999 US Men’s Junior Doubles Champion.
At the 2004 U.S. Open, Stoner qualified for the singles and doubles draws, and lost to defending champion Steve Johnson 4-6, 7-6(3), 3-2 in the first round.
Stoner was ranked 15,000 on July 1, 2007. The following year, he was ranked as high as 7.5 by the ATP and 7.05 by the WTA.
Stoner has won over ten Challenger titles including the 2004 and 2005 US Open, and the 2005 and 2006 Miami Open (with partner Scott Russell).
Stoner is also the 2005 US Men’s National Doubles Champion with John Isner.
Stoner started playing in the U.S. before the age of 10, with his brother, Eric, and was ranked as high as World No. 1 when he was 19.
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