(Tennis news) The world number one Swiatek survived a somewhat challenging match with Australian Daria Saville, who broke serve in the very first game.
Swiatek recovered the break to regain the lead at 4-2, but he then lost serve once more before winning the following two games to win the match. In contrast to the opening set, Swiatek served out the victory with just one break in the fifth game.
Swiatek pounced on her opponent’s second delivery despite having a far from perfect serve, winning 17/18 points, which would ultimately be Saville’s downfall in their second encounter.
The victory marked the Pole’s 55th in 64 games this year. The 22-year-old has won her last nine matches and is now 15-3 at Flushing Meadows. With just one game lost, Swiatek has upset Rebecca Peterson in the opening round.
Juvan, who is ranked 145th, struggled against American Lauren Davies and lost the first set in a tiebreak. Juvan, however, battled back and won the second set by a score of four games to tie the match.
The Slovenian lost three games in the decisive match to go to Flushing Meadows’ third round for the first time.
Juvan, who defeated Elisabetta Cocciaretto, the 29th seed, in the opening round, has won five straight games, three of which she has accomplished in qualifying. She is currently 4-3 at Flushing Meadows and 6-5 overall.
Swiatek has triumphed over Juvan in both of their encounters, most recently in the opening round of the 2021 Roland Garros.
Swiatek and Juvan are both classic baserunners, but that is the extent of their similarity. Switek is endowed with extraordinary athleticism and a propensity to hit winners from apparently impossible angles, making him one of the biggest servers and most potent hitters on the tour. Juvan, on the other hand, has less powerful weaponry.
Swiatek further has the advantage due to her greater expertise, dependability, and pedigree, particularly at Grand Slams where she has won four of them. Juvan, meanwhile, is making his first appearance in a Major’s third round. All things considered, Swiatek should cruise to another easy victory.
Iga Swiatek to win in 3 sets.