Iga Swiatek reached the fourth round of the US Open 2022 on Saturday after defeating the American Lauren Davis, 6-3, 6-4. The game was completed one minute before two hours. Swiatek beat Davis in the first set and an early break of serve by the latter propelled her to world no.
1 to a 3-0 lead. Davis fended off multiple break points in game six before holding serve to trail Swiatek 2-4. Neither player faced any break points after that game and in game nine, Swiatek went on to serve out the set.
In the second set, it was Davis’s turn to get an early break. In something of a parallel to the first set, Davis fended off break points in game five to take a 4-1 lead. However, in game seven, he was broken at love, causing the set to go back on serve.
Another rest in the world no. Serving 105 in the ninth game allowed Swiatek to take the match out in the tenth. Swiatek has now reached the round of 16, his best at the Slam, for two years in a row.
US Open: Danielle Collins revives American hopes
Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Petra Kvitova prevailed in a hard-fought fight against Garbine Muguruza. The 21st-seeded Czech came back from 2-5 down in the deciding set and even saved two match points to defeat the 9th-seeded 5-7 6-3 7-6 (12-10). ) after two hours and 38 minutes. of game
Kvitova served flawlessly in the first five games of the first set and at one point won 100% of her first serve points. However, Kvitova’s level dropped and Muguruza was able to raise hers to take the first goal.
Muguruza fell an early break to Kvitova in the second, and unlike the first, where she was able to fall back, this time, her opponent gave her no chance to come back. The deciding set changed decisively as the Spaniard took the lead before Kvitova began writing his comeback, eventually finishing on top after winning the tiebreak and the match.
Finally, in the final match of the day at the US Open, 19th seed Danielle Collins reached the fourth round after defeating Alize Cornet 6-4, 7-6(9). Cornet saved three set points in the second set tie break before clinching the match on her second match point.
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