Thu. Sep 21st, 2023

World No 1 Iga Switak and residential favorite Coco Gauff sparked within the Massive Apple as they each eased via to the third spherical of the US Open on Wednesday.

Swiatek didn’t look fully comfortable as she was made to work for a 6-3 6-4 win over the 322nd-ranked Australian Daria Saville.

“I simply felt like I form of prevailed, as a result of that match wasn’t straightforward,” stated Swiatek, who subsequent meets the participant she describes as her finest good friend on the WTA Tour Slovenian qualifier Kaja Juvan. “I am simply blissful to be within the third spherical.

“For certain I need to enhance some stuff, as a result of I did some unforced errors.

“It is only the start of the match, so for certain I work on some stuff.”

Swiatek guidelines the roost

Iga Swiatek is the second participant within the final 10 years to succeed in the third spherical for 15 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments, after Elise Mertens (18, between the Australian Open 2018 and Wimbledon 2022).

For Swiatek the win was one other step in the direction of defending her crown in New York and protecting the No 1 world rating.

Regardless of having received 4 titles already this season, together with the French Open for a 3rd time, Swiatek’s maintain on the No 1 spot is below menace from Aryna Sabalenka, who’s seeded second for the season’s last Grand Slam.

In an effort to stay in prime spot Swiatek should go one spherical additional than the Belarusian at Flushing Meadows.

“For certain I needed to be intense and largely I used to be accountable for what I’ll form of play, as a result of I used to be the one which was attacking,” stated Swiatek. “However for certain I made some errors since you form of have to danger slightly bit extra.

“She was utilizing most of my energy to get these balls again, I am simply blissful on the finish I used to be the one which received.”

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Highlights of Gauff’s second-round match towards Mirra Andreeva

Gauff continued her pursuit of a maiden Grand Slam title as she knocked 16-year-old Mirra Andreeva out of the US Open.

Gauff, who burst onto the scene when she beat Venus Williams on her method to the fourth spherical at Wimbledon aged 15, ousted the Russian rookie 6-3 6-2.

The sixth seed, nonetheless solely 19, needed to come from behind to beat Laura Siegemund in a drama-filled three-setter on Monday, however she had a much more light work-out this time on Arthur Ashe.

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Tim Henman was impressed with Gauff’s improved exhibiting as she thrashed Andreeva

Gauff is quick turning into a dwell contender for the title this yr having received 13 of her 14 matches since dropping within the Wimbledon first spherical to fellow American Sofia Kenin.

She misplaced a first-set tie-break towards Andreeva at this yr’s French Open however got here again to win in three.

Gauff stated: “I simply discovered then to be aggressive, as a result of in the event you give her one thing she goes to take benefit.

“She has a fantastic future in entrance of her – I feel she goes to be again on this stage many extra instances.”

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Gauff insisted she is having enjoyable on court docket after crushing her fellow teenager

There was one other dwelling success in New York when Taylor Townsend beat Brazilian nineteenth seed Beatriz Haddad Maia 7-6 (7-1) 7-5.

China’s Lin Zhu surprised two-time Grand Slam winner and 18th seed Victoria Azarenka with a 6-3 6-3 victory.

The US Open on Sky Sports activities: How and the place to look at

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Watch the US Open dwell and unique on Sky Sports activities up till September 10. All courts will likely be accessible to look at for the primary time

The US Open is again on Sky Sports activities with the promise to provide followers dwell protection of the Grand Slam like by no means earlier than.

Sky welcomes tennis again to its channels, including to the present sports activities portfolio and reaffirming the broadcaster as the house of dwell sport within the UK & Eire.

Sky Sports activities’ new blended actuality studio options a number of customized constructed LED screens, built-in mild ‘sabres’, and an open cover roof, making the house alive with color and power to replicate the vibrancy of the final Grand Slam of the yr.

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Relive Andy Murray’s rollercoaster profession on the US Open, which noticed him declare his maiden main title in 2012

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From Novak Djokovic to Iga Swiatek- it’s time to meet the US Open champion contenders!

With built-in AR capabilities, a flexible LED ground, and a ‘fourth wall’, the viewer will likely be transported to the Arthur Ashe Stadium in a 360-degree immersive atmosphere. Our tennis consultants will take the viewer into the eyes of the gamers for knowledgeable Hawkeye evaluation and perception because the match progresses.

The know-how concerned permits us so as to add a whole new dimension and can convey clients nearer to the motion.

Highlights of matches will likely be accessible throughout Sky Sports activities TV and our social media platforms.

Video highlights may even be accessible of the Sky Sports activities web site and app, the place there may even be a every day dwell textual content commentary on the Sky Sports activities web site and app, in addition to dwell scores, experiences, evaluation and options.

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