What was the reason for Daria Snigur's win in the first round of US Open 2022
Daria Snigur dedicated her shock victory over Simona Halep in her grand slam debut at the US Open on Monday to her home country, Ukraine.
Snigur, ranked No. 124 in the world and qualifier for the US Open, beat seventh seed
Halep in the first round in three sets 6-2 0-6 6-4 at the Louis Armstrong Stadium.
This is a victory for Ukraine, for all Ukrainian people, for my family, for my team," she said on court post-match.
"The situation is bad, of course. I try to do the best for Ukraine, I try to support my country.
Playing in only her third WTA-level match, she raced into a one-set lead to calm
any nerves, dominating Halep throughout with her unorthodox style.
The 20-year-old raced into a 5-1 lead, just a game from victory, when Halep began fighting back.
The Romanian narrowed the score to 5-4, but as Snigur served for the match,
Halep's backhand could only find the net wrapping up a memorable victory.
As the realization settled in that she'd claimed her first tour-level win,
her hands reached for her face in shock and the tears began to flow.