US Open: Iga Swiatek overcomes Lauren Davis, reaches fourth round
Poland's Iga Swiatek reached the fourth round at the 2022 US Open after beating America's Lauren Davis. The former claimed a 6-3, 6-4 win in the third-round match despite struggling. In the on-court interview, Swiatek admitted that she "could not find the rhythm today". Notwithstanding, she has equaled her best run at the US Open (2021). Here are the key stats.
Here are the stats of the match
Swiatek won a total of 84 points and served six aces in the match. She created as many as 14 break points in total, seven in each set. The Polish had a win percentage of 73 on the first serve and 55 on the second serve. Swiatek clinched 37 receiving points. Meanwhile, Davis recorded six double faults in the match.
US Open: How has Swiatek fared?
Swiatek made her US Open debut in 2019. She was ousted in the second round by Anastasija Sevastova in three sets. In 2020, Swiatek reached the third round before being beaten 4-6, 2-6, by Victoria Azarenka. Last year, she improved further, reaching the round of 16 where she lost to Belinda Bencic in a 6-7, 3-6 affair. Overall, she has a 9-3 win-loss record.
Swiatek set to face Jule Niemeier
Swiatek, who vies to reach her maiden US Open quarter-final, will take on Jule Niemeier in the last-16 clash. The latter claimed a 6-4, 7-6(5) win against Zheng Qinwen on Saturday. Earlier this year, Niemeier qualified for the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. Top seed Swiatek and Niemeier, ranked 108th, are yet to face each other on the WTA Tour.
Swiatek eyes these milestones
Swiatek is vying to become the first player since Serena Williams to win seven titles in a year. She has already won the French Open, Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Miami Open, BNP Paribas Open, and Qatar Open. Williams won seven titles in 2014. Like Swiatek, the American was also the world number one and won the US Open.
A look at Davis' run
Davis appeared in the US Open main draw for the 10th time. He equaled her best run in a Grand Slam, reaching the third round. She played only her second match against a world number one opponent. Her first such match came against Simona Halep. The former lost 15-13 in the third set at the 2018 Australian Open. Davis is now 11-15 in 2022.