NEW YORK: After winning their semi-final matches on Thursday, Ons Jabeur of Tunisia and Iga Swiatek of Poland will compete for the US Open women's singles championship.
Jabeur defeated Caroline Garcia of France 6-1, 6-3 to advance to her second consecutive Grand Slam final.
Swiatek, a 21-year-old Polish player, and two-time major champion defeated Belarusian sixth seed Aryna Sabalenka by scores of 3-6, 6-1, and 6-4 to go to her maiden US Open final.
On Saturday, the final will take place in New York.
After losing the Wimbledon final to Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina in July, Jabeur required little more than an hour to defeat the 17th seed Garcia in the first semi-final. She is now vying for her first major championship.
Swiatek, the top seed, overcame a 4-2 deficit in the deciding set to defeat Sabalenka in the second semi-final. Swiatek has won both of her two Grand Slam championships on the clay courts of the French Open.
The two most dominant players on the WTA Tour this year will face off in the final.
A moment of silence was observed at Arthur Ashe Stadium before the first of Thursday's semi-final matches in honour of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away at the age of 96.