Julie Niemeyer fought bravely for every point, used her great strength and let Julia Potenziwa’s formidable maneuvers quietly bounce: the 23-year-old from Dortmund scored her goal. US Open-Debut jumped straight to the third floor.
On Thursday (01.09.2022) Niemeyer triumphed in 6:4, 6:3 against the dangerous and hot Kazakh with a highly focused performance and continued to hoist the German flag in New York.
Niemeyer was happy after the Eurosport match: “I felt very comfortable on the pitch, even though I was 3-0 down. I just tried to focus on the important things and not get nervous. When I came here I thought I should play in the playoffs. The third round – of course I am happy with that.”
The world number 108, who now takes on Zheng Qinwen (China) on Saturday, blocked it for the first time since 2009 that there was no German player at the end. Big bangsThe championship of the year passes the second round. Previously, for the first time since 1984, all German beginners were eliminated in the men’s singles.
Swiatek in urgent action in the third round
Title favorite Iga Swiatek has moved into the third round of the US Open in urgent action. The 21-year-old gave Sloane Stephens, who won the title in 2017, no chance of winning 6-3 6-2. Swiatek now meets USA Lauren Davis and goes on to claim her second major win of the year after French Open in his vision.
Olympic champion Belinda Bencic has had more problems than the world number one. The Swiss won 3:6, 7:5, 6:2 in 2:27 playing time against Sorana Cerstia of Romania, who had knocked out Laura Siegmund (Metzingen) in the first round.
No handshake between Azarenka and Kostyuk
After the second round match, tennis players Victoria Asarinka and Marta Kostjok, which is customary, refrained from shaking hands. Instead, two-time Grand Slam winner Azarenka of Belarus and Ukraine’s Kostyuk bid farewell to the net with a paddle touch. Azarenka won the match 6:2, 6:3 and advanced to the third round.
In the last Grand Slam of this year, Russian and Belarusian athletes are entitled to start on grass at Wimbledon, unlike before.
Alkaraz without problems
World number one Iga Swiatek showed no weaknesses. Pole won 6:3, 6:2 over American Sloane Stephens. Swiatek will be one of Germany’s last 16 potential contenders in the last tournament, Julie Niemeyer. For Paula Padusa, the fourth seed, the tournament is already over. The Spaniard lost 7:6 (7:5), 1:6, 2:6 against Croatian Petra Martic.
On the other hand, shooting star Carlos Alcaraz reached the third round without much effort. The 19-year-old Spaniard beat Argentine Federico Correa 6-2, 6-1, 7-5. On Saturday, Jenson Broxby of the United States awaits as the next contender for fourth place in the world rankings.
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