Iga Świątek easily defeated Italian tennis player Jasmine Paolini 6:3, 6:0 in the first round of the Grand Slam US Open.
— wta (@WTA) August 30, 2022
In the first round of the tournament in New York, Iga Świątek came up against the 26-year-old Italian, whose mother is Polish. Jasmine Paolini, ranked 56th in the WTA ranking, has only once faced Iga before – four years ago in Prague, Świątek won decisively. In the US Open, history repeated itself.
Iga ended the first set with a break after a good play at the net. The set lasted just 38 minutes. The second set ended even faster, with the Pole catching a good rhythm right away. She broke her rival’s serve in no time and went into a 2:0 lead. Then she fully controlled the events in court. In the second round of the US Open, Iga Świątek will face the winner of the duel between Belgian Greet Minnen and American Sloane Stephens.
Iga Świątek (Poland, WTA 1) – Jasmine Paolini (Italy, WTA 56) 6:3, 6:0