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Swiatek equals best US Open performance by reaching fourth round, meets Niemeier next

Iga Swiatek beat Lauren Davis 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday night to reach the fourth round of the US Open for the second year in a row

Iga Swiatek at the 2022 US Open in New York Iga Swiatek at the 2022 US Open in New York Image Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic

World No 1 Iga Swiatek, the top seed, advanced to the fourth round of the US Open for the second year in a row with a straight sets win over American Lauren Davis.

Swiatek came from 4-1 down in the second set to beat Davis 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday evening. She has yet to drop a set this week, having beaten Italian Jasmine Paolini (6-3, 6-0) and American Sloane Stephens (6-3, 6-2) in straight sets as well.

 It is the first time Swiatek wins three matches in a row since the French Open.

“It wasn’t as smooth as in first and second round” admitted Swiatek. “I’m pretty happy I made it through and could close it in second set and come back. For sure she plays totally differently than most of the players, which threw me a little bit off the rhythm. But I’m happy I was fighting till the end.”

Swiatek’s win sets up a clash against Germany’s Jule Niemeier, who scored a 6-4, 7-6 win over China’s Qinwen Zheng.

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

  • 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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