US Open: Ukraine's Daria Snigur pulls off emotional win over Simona Halep | Inquirer Sports

US Open: Ukraine’s Daria Snigur pulls off emotional win over Simona Halep

/ 05:05 PM August 30, 2022
Daria Snigur US Open

Daria Snigur of Ukraine reacts after defeating Simona Halep of Romania during the Women’s Singles First Round on Day One of the 2022 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2022 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

Ukraine’s Daria Snigur pulled off a stunning 6-2, 0-6, 6-4 upset of seventh seed Simona Halep of Romania in the first round of the US Open in New York.

Snigur bounced back from a brutal second set, winning 5 of 5 net points in the third in addition to 15 of 23 points on her first serve (65.2 percent) to edge the two-time Grand Slam champion.

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It was an emotional win for Snigur, who had a Ukrainian ribbon pinned to her chest to support her home country, which is still in the midst of a war with Russia.

“I’m very, very, very nervous but I tried to do my best,” Snigur said. “For Ukraine, for my family … I want to say, thank you all.”

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