US Open: Serena Williams postpones the farewell! Win for Swiatek!

The US champion Serena Williams, thanks to all the warmth of her Arthur Ashe Stadium, postpones her farewell at the US Open 2022

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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US Open: Serena Williams postpones the farewell! Win for Swiatek!

The US champion Serena Williams, thanks to all the warmth of her Arthur Ashe Stadium, postpones her farewell at the US Open 2022. The surreal straight-set winning streak also remains open as she has since 2001 passed the first round cut without leaving sets on the street.

She defeated Danka Kovinic. The challenge is obviously governed by tension, on both sides. The US star struggles to break free, but when she does, she takes control of the situation against an overly light player. And obviously conditioned by the absolutely surreal circumstances.

Serena, who from 2-0 risks finding herself 2-4, changes gears when she needs it and takes advantage of three gross errors (one error on leaving the service and two double faults) to get back on track and above all to settle the decisive shoulder with a split of four consecutive games.

Perfect with the serve available in the second set, the American definitively breaks the balance in the fourth game and heads up to the final 6-3 6-3. Waiting for her, in a completely theoretical line for what could be the last great race, the number two of the seeding Anett Kontaveit, who gets rid of the Romanian Cristian with a very clear 6-3 6-0.

Barbora Krejcikova saw herself again, while in the final part of the day also the success of the Canadian starlet Leylah Fernandez, finalist of the last edition, who passes against Ocean Dodin with a strong 6-3 6-4. Madison Keys will face Camila Giorgi.

Sixty-seven minutes. Iga Swiatek needs so much to break down the resistance of a very good Jasmine Paolini, who, according to the logic of things, cannot keep up with the number one in the world. Swiatek, who seals the win at 6-3 6-0, leaves the serve on two occasions and loses only one game in return.

Waiting for her in the second round, in a completely theoretical line, the challenge with former tournament champion Sloane Stephens. The Pole, on the other hand, has never reached the quarter-finals in the New York Grand Slam.

Also the number one of the US block Jessica Pegula runs fast, who after the very good swing on North American concrete in the Pre-Slam stages overcomes the cut of the first round in a very easy way against Viktorija Golubic also in New York.

In the early part of the day she also beats Aryna Sabalenka, who despite some problems in the heart of the second set passes against Harrison with a very rocky 6-1 6-4. She wins and convinces Kaia Kanepi, who only needs overtime against Tereza Martincova during the first set.

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