Iga Swiatek: World No. 1 comes from behind to defeat Jule Niemeier, advancing to US Open quarterfinals

Niemeier took the opening set from reigning French Open champion Swiatek and threatened to stage the upset of the match after scoring the primary break of the second set with a crosscourt forehand.

Monday marked the primary time Swiatek, the participant to beat in ladies’s tennis this yr, had dropped a set this match.

However the world No. 1 got here again from a shaky begin to beat Niemeier 2-6 6-4 6-1.

By the fifth recreation of the second set, Swiatek took 4 straight factors, ending with an ace, a forehand winner and one other ace, earlier than breaking the German within the subsequent recreation.

“I’m just proud that I didn’t lose hope,” Swiatek stated. “I had a hard time pushing her back. I’m pretty glad it worked. I used my experience to keep my level the whole match.

“Truthfully firstly [of the second set], I felt like I am simply making a bit of bit much less errors, however she additionally began enjoying much less aggressively,” Swiatek, who broke Niemeier’s serve seven of 13 times, added.

“It was simpler for me to simply play the ball in. Yeah, I feel I began being extra stable and I used a bit of bit extra of the possibilities that I had.”

With the win, the Polish champion keeps her streak alive of not losing to a player outside of the top 100 at a grand slam event, according to the WTA.

Next up, Swiatek will take on American Jessica Pegula.