US Open 2022: Iga Switaek, Jesicca Pegula clinch dominant wins in opening round

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US Open 2022: World No. 1 Iga Swiatek laid down an early marker as stormed into the 2nd spherical. eighth seed Jessica Pegula and ninth seed Garbine Muguruza additionally received their first-round matches in straight units.

US Open: World No. 1 Swiatek decimates Paolini to storm into 2nd spherical (AP Picture)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Iga Swiatek misplaced solely 3 video games to Jasmine Paolini of Italy
  • Jessica Pegula clinched a simple win in her opening spherical
  • ninth seed Garbine Muguruza was made to work exhausting to exhausting in 1st spherical

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek made positive there have been no hiccups within the opening spherical of ladies’s singles on the US Open 2022. She powered into the second spherical on the Flushing Meadows, hammering Italy’s unseeded Jasmine Paolini 6-3, 6-0 in slightly over an hour on the Louis Amstrong Stadium.

Swiatek confirmed no mercy to Paolini as she laid down an early marker following the early exit on the Wimbledon earlier this yr. Swiatek is seeking to change into the primary participant since Serena Williams in 2014 to win as many as 7 WTA titles in a calendar yr.

Showing in New York for the primary time because the world’s top-ranked participant, Swiatek appeared the half, reeling off the final seven video games to arrange a gathering with both Belgium’s Greet Minnen or American Sloane Stephens.

Swiatek is simply 5-4 since her 37-winning streak earlier this yr, however the two-time French Open champion acquired sharper with loads of help from Polish followers in New York.

Residence favorite and eighth seed Jessica Pegula additionally got here up with a routine victory 6-2, 6-2 towards Switzerland’s Golubic to guide a spot within the 2nd spherical.

ninth seed Garbine Muguruza was made to work exhausting although for her first-round win by World No. 57 Clara Tauson of Denmark. Muruguza wanted 2 hours and a pair of minutes to beat Tauson 6-3, 7-6 (5).

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