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Iga Swiatek Wins US Open Women’s Amateur Championship

Iga Swiatek Wins US Open Women's Amateur Championship

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek wins her third major title at the US Open

The USGA announced Wednesday afternoon that Iga Swiatek has won the women’s amateur championship at the US Open. The winner of this event is the top amateur in the United States. This is the third time in the last four years that a player has had their name engraved on a US Open women’s championship.

Swiatek, 28, won the championship in 2011 by virtue of an 11-stroke victory in the singles, and with an 8-stroke victory in the team competition.

She began the season as the No. 8 seed in the tournament. She won three matches on her way to a win streak of four matches at this tournament. She was the No. 2 seed in singles (after the No. 3 seed, Taylor Townsend, bowed out with a 7-5 record on Thursday), and No. 1 in the team competition (again, after the No. 2 seed, Christina Kim, had to withdraw due to a knee injury).

This is the first US Open title for Swiatek, though she does have the distinction of having won the national amateur title at the 2014 US Open.

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