Arriving at the US Open as the world No.1 for the first time, Iga Swiatek is the ultimate target for the draw.
World No.1 Iga Swiatek has accomplished in 2022, being at the top is about twisting everything into a positive.
Expectations and pressure brushed aside, the Pole found her stride to accelerate into the second round with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Jasmine Paolini on Day 2 of the Grand Slam.
“I think I just found my rhythm [and] could make her run a little bit more,” Iga Swiatek said on court. “I know she has great touch, so I wanted to use my angles and I think I did that pretty well.”
“I like playing these first matches because it’s a pretty good test for me and [I] can really find my rhythm. The last tournaments I’ve started with byes, which is great, but sometimes it’s pretty weird to play an opponent who has already played matches. Right now, we start from an even position and it’s pretty cool because I can really implement what I’ve been working on in practices.”