Getty Images/Sarah Steer/Pictured: Iga Schwetik
In the second round of the US Open, Iga Świątek faced a tough match with Fiona Ferro. The Polish woman rose from position 3:6, 0:2 and won 3:6, 7:6 (3), 6:0. This is her third appearance at the US Open and she achieved the best result last season. For Świątek, this is her 11th start of the Grand Slam and she will have a chance to advance to the 1/8 Finals for the seventh time.
– It was certainly a difficult match – said the tennis player from Raszyn at the press conference. – I didn’t start right because I felt like I couldn’t work properly on my legs. In the second set, I relaxed a bit and changed my tactics. It’s hard for me when I’m trying to pass the ball to the other side because I want to do swaps and attack. I was nervous this time, so it was my only chance to score points – she said.
On Saturday, Švetik will face Annette Kontaveit, who has not lost a set in two matches. Australian Samantha Stosur broke her three matches. On Thursday, the Estonian defeated Switzerland’s Gil Techmann 6:4, 6:1. Kontaveit made her seventh start at the US Open and reached the third round for the fourth time.
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This is Kontavit’s 26th Grand Slam show. So far, she has made it to the fourth round five times, including the 2015 and 2020 US Opens. Her best result is the 2020 Australian Open quarter-finals. Prior to the 2021 US Open, the Estonian won the tournament in Cleveland. In addition, this season can boast two more finalists in the main series. The first was in February in Melbourne (the Grampians Cup) and the second was in June in Eastbourne.
Kontaveit has so far reached nine finals on the WTA Tour and won two titles. She won her first competition on grass at Den Bosch in 2017. She reached the biggest final in Wuhan (2018). Additionally, she scored the semi-finals in Rome (2018) and Miami (2019). The Estonian girl entered the top 100 for the first time in September 2015, and in October 2019 entered the top 20. He can boast of 13 victories over top 10 tennis players. Two of them beat Sofia Kenin (Stuttgart) and Bianca Andreescu (Eastbourne) this season.
Health problems are not spared from the Estonian. The 2019 season should have ended in September after the US Open. In New York, her third-round match with Belinda Pino did not start. Kontaveit had a viral illness that led to an abscess and had to undergo surgery.
She recovered and had a big opening in 2020. On the way to the quarter-finals, the Australian Open eliminated Benno and Schwietik. Estonian won the Polish women after the thriller 6:7(4), 7:5, 7:5. Kontaveit recovered from 6:7, 0:2. In the third set, she took the lead in a ratio of 5:1 to survive the Świątek chase and secure a promotion . Their first match was held in 2019 in Cincinnati and then the Estonians were better in two groups. This season, they met in the third round of Roland Garros. This time she won 7:6 (4), 6:0.
The fourth confrontation between Świątek and Kontaveit will take place on Saturday in New York. – I know Annette plays great. I don’t have so much control over my mind that I can really make sure I can do it. But I will try, because I know that there will come a moment when I will rest and that is the most important thing for me now – said the Polish woman.
Tennis players will be in the court around 20:00 Poland time. Broadcasts from the 2021 US Open Grand Slam can be watched on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 as well as on the Eurosport Player service. Live text coverage of the match between Polish and Estonian women will be conducted by WP SportoweFakty.
US Open, New York (USA)
Grand Slam, Hard Court, $57.5 million prize pool
Saturday 4th September
Grandstand, second match from 17:00 Poland time
|Ija Šwietik (Poland, 7 years old)||Balance Sheets: 1-2||Annette Kontaveit (Estonia, 28)|
|176/65||Height (cm) / Weight (kg)||174/65|
|Right hand, back of the hand||Game||Right hand, back of the hand|
|Peter Seerzbotovsky||Fitness Trainer||Ain Suurthal|
|10-30 (30-10)||Credit for the year (main course)||26-13 (26-13)|
|Address in Rome||best result||Address in Cleveland|
|3-2||break the tie||3-4|
|001 298 1||Earnings (dollars)||607882|
|career path career path|
|7 (2021)||TOP RANKING||14 (2019)|
|140-41||Professional Balance Sheet||335-176|
|3/1||Final Titles/Defeats (Main Series)||2/7|
|4234403||Earnings (dollars)||5484 595|
Balance meetings between Iga Świątek and Anett Kontaveit (Main Series):
|2019||Cincinnati||second round||contact knife||6:4, 7:6 (2)|
|2020||Australian Open||Fourth round||contact knife||6:7 (4), 7:5, 7:5|
|2021||Roland Garros||Third Ronda||Christmas||7:6 (4), 6:0|
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