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Wimbledon quarter-finalist Niemeier advances to US Open fourth round; Swiatek next

Jule Niemeier won against Qinwen Zheng 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Saturday to advance to the fourth round of the US Open for the first time in her career

Jule Niemeier at the 2021 Hamburg Open Jule Niemeier at the 2021 Hamburg Open

Until Wimbledon this year, 23-year-old Jule Niemeier had never won a Grand Slam main draw singles match. Now, she is through to the second week at a Major for the second Slam in a row.

After reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, Niemeier, ranked No 108 in the world, advanced to the fourth round of the US Open on Saturday with a straight sets win over China’s Qinwen Zheng.

Niemeier needed one hour and 50 minutes to beat Zheng 6-4, 7-6 (5) and set up a last 16 clash against world No 1 Iga Swiatek.

The German is having an impressive run in New York. She had earlier defeated American wildcard Sofia Kenin (7-6 (3), 6-4) and Kazakh Yulia Putintseva (6-4, 6-3) in the tournament.

US Open, New York City (Grand Slam), other third-round results

  • Aryna Sabalenka (6) beat Clara Burel (Q): 6-0, 6-2
  • Iga Swiatek beat Lauren Davis: 6-3, 6-4
  • Karolina Pliskova (22) beat Belinda Bencic (13): 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
  • Victoria Azarenka (26) beat Petra Martic: 6-3, 6-0
  • Jessica Pegula (8) beat Yue Yuan (Q): 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-0
  • Petra Kvitova (21) beat Garbine Muguruza (9): 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (10)
  • Caroline Garcia (17) beat Bianca Andreescu: 6-3, 6-2
  • Ajla Tomljanovic beat Serena Williams: 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-1
  • Liudmila Samsonova beat Aleksandra Krunic: 6-3, 6-3
  • Alison Riske-Amritraj (29) beat Xiyu Wang: 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
  • Coco Gauff (12) beat Madison Keys (20): 6-2, 6-3
  • Shuai Zhang beat Rebecca Marino: 6-2, 6-4
  • Veronika Kudermetova (18) beat Dalma Galfi: 6-2, 6-0
  • Ons Jabeur (5) beat Shelby Rogers (31): 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
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