Iga Spheretec: World No. 1 comes from behind to beat Jules Niemeyer to reach US Open quarterfinals

Niemeyer took the first set from reigning French Open champion Swiertek and threatened to upset the tournament after scoring the first break of the second set with a crosscourt forehand.

Monday marked Swiertek, this year’s women’s tennis winner, dropping a set for the first time in the tournament.

However, the world number one came back from a shaky start to beat Niemeyer 2-6 6-4 6-1.

By the fifth game of the second set, Swiatek had four straight points, finishing with an ace, a forehand winner, and another ace before breaking the German in the next game.

“I’m proud that I didn’t lose hope,” Swiertek said. “I had a hard time pushing her back.

“Honestly, at first [of the second set]I felt like she made a little less mistakes, but she played less aggressively,” added Swiatek, who broke Niemeyer’s serve 7 of 13 times.

“It was easier to play ball. Yeah, I think we started to be more consistent and took advantage of the chances we had a little bit more.”

With the win, the Polish champion maintains a streak of unbeaten non-top 100 players in a Grand Slam event, according to the WTA.

Next, Swiatek will face American Jessica Pegula.

Source: www.cnn.com

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