Swiatek beats Stephens with authority and catches Davis

Swiatek beats Stephens with authority and catches Davis
Swiatek beats Stephens with authority and catches Davis

New York (USA) – In her debut at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Polish Iga Swiatek proved to be quite adapted to the main stage of the US Open and made a great game this Thursday, giving no chance to home tennis player Sloane Stephens, champion of the tournament in 2017, and needed just 75 minutes to close the match with the final score of 6/3 and 6/2.

In the third round, the number 1 in the world will face another North American. His next opponent will be Lauren Davis, who showed great power of reaction against the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova and after taking a ‘tire’ from the top 28, in the first set, managed to get the turn and triumphed with partials of 0/6, 6 /4 and 7/6 (10-5).

After failing to play well in the run-up to the US Open, dropping out in the second match she played in both Cincinnati and Toronto, the Pole now seems to be more comfortable on the court. In the duel with Stephens, not only did she have fewer unforced errors than the American (17-18), but also got twice as many winning balls (14-7).

The game started with three breaks in the first four games, two for Swiatek and one for Stephens, who had work to confirm the serve, being broken in the first two games and needing to save two break-points to confirm the service for the first time, only in the sixth. With the advantage on the scoreboard, the leader of the ranking maintained solidity and got the better, making 1 set to 0.

In the second round, Iga practically declared his victory by opening 4/0 right away. The number 1 in the world was very firm in the serve, won 74% of the disputed points and only faced a break-point, not suffering a single break in the set. With such a performance, she had no trouble getting ahead to the end and sealing the victory over Stephens without any scares.


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