Iga Swiatek, the number one player in the world, defeated Jessica Pegula of the United States in straight sets (6-3, 7-6) on Wednesday to advance to the semifinals of the US Open for the first time.
Iga Swiatek, the number one player in the world, defeated Jessica Pegula of the United States in straight sets (6-3, 7-6) on Wednesday to advance to the semifinals of the US Open for the first time. After reaching the final four of a Slam for the third time in2022, the French Open champion will compete against Aryna Sabalenka for a spot in Saturday’s final. “That is going to be a very challenging match. Swiatek predicted that there will be some lightning-fast serves and intense hitting, just like tonight.
There were a total of 61 unforced errors made throughout the Wednesday quarter-final match, in addition to the 13 service breaks that occurred during the match.
Swiatek expressed his gratitude by saying, “It means a lot to be in the semi-finals for the first time.”
“Despite the fact that I have put in a lot of effort, I have managed to keep my expectations in check, and as a result, I am extremely satisfied.”
“The game was very close all the way through. I made an effort to push her back, but she was applying pressure to me, and as a result, the match was decided by a tiebreak.
In spite of the fact that he had just given up the first break of the match in the fifth game, Swiatek was able to win the first set in only 38 minutes by reeling off 16 of the next 18 points.
The Pole, who is 21 years old, and the American, who is the eighth seed, broke each other’s serve three times apiece in the first eight games of the disorganised second set.
The defending champion of the French Open was the one who broke serve on a net cord in the seventh game to give herself the opportunity to serve for the match.
Pegula, who is ranked eighth, mustered the energy to keep the match going, but she committed a double fault on break point in the eleventh game, which gave Swiatek a second chance to clinch a position in the semifinals. Pegula is still in the competition.
The top seed was defeated once more as Pegula completed the 10th break to force the set into a tiebreak. The Pole then prevailed in the tiebreak to secure a victory over the American for the third time this year.
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