World No. 1 Iga Swiatek beat Ons Jabeur 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) to win the 2022 US Open women’s singles title.
The three-time Grand Slam champion has been known to look inside her trophies for sweet treats.
During her press conference, Swiatek checked her new hardware and found some surprise tiramisu.
NEW YORK — Iga Swiatek hoisted the US Open trophy at New York City’s Arthur Ashe Stadium Saturday evening.
And a few hours later, she found a special prize inside.
The 21-year-old tennis superstar won her third-career Grand Slam after taking down world No. 5 Ons Jabeur 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) in Flushing Meadows. And just as she has after earning major trophies in the past, Swiatek removed the lid of her shiny new US Open hardware and looked inside for a sweet treat — specifically tiramisu.
The world No. 1 has been known to celebrate her accomplishments and spend her off days treating herself to the Italian dessert, which consists of sponge cake layered with chocolate, coffee, and mascarpone cheese. But never has a Grand Slam caught on to her signature snack — until now.
When Swiatek arrived at her post-match press conference a few hours after her big victory, her silver trophy was positioned prominently in front of her on the dais. And after she finished answering all of the questions, the USTA moderator encouraged the newly-crowned champion to take a look inside the massive cup.
She pulled off the top and gasped in delight, pulling out a square of tiramisu as members of the press applauded.
“Oh my God!” Swiatek said. “Are you kidding me?! Wow, who did that?”
“I’m going to get dirty,” she continued with a smile, adding that she appreciates the gesture “especially because I didn’t have time to eat, so.”