7th Seed Iga Swiatek Makes a Struggling Comeback Against Fiona Ferro at US Open 2021 R2

Published 09/02/2021, 2:11 PM EDT
Aug 31, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Iga Swiatek of Poland hits a backhand against Jamie Loeb of the United States (not pictured) on day two of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


It was the night of the second round of the US Open 2021 and fans witnessed an incredible comeback there. 7th seeded Iga Swiatek defeated France’s Fiona Ferro in three sets to advance to the third round of the Grand Slam. The final scoreline of the match was 3-6, 7(7)-6(3), 6-0.

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Set-1: Fiona Ferro stuns Iga Swiatek

World No.74 Fiona Ferro began the set on a high note after winning the first game easily. Interestingly, she broke in the following game and established a 2-0 lead over Iga Swiatek at the end of the second game.

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However, World No.8 Swiatek broke back and won the following game on her serve to equalize the scoreline at 2-2. The same story continued and both the players won their respective service games till the scoreline reached 3-3.

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After this, the Frenchwoman broke yet again in the eighth game to take her lead to 5-3. Serving for the set, she didn’t take long, and won the game without losing a single point. As a result, she conquered the set 6-3 in 34 minutes.

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Set-2: Great comeback by Iga Swiatek

Ferro yet again got off to a fabulous start as she broke in the very first game. She went on to win the subsequent game as well and later established a 2-0 lead over her opponent.

Even though Swiatek was struggling and was not able to run properly, she showed some fighting spirit and finally won a game after losing five in a row. Intriguingly, she broke in the next game and leveled the scoreline at 2-2. The Pole didn’t stop here but broke yet again and then won the following game as well. Thus, she was now leading 4-2 at the end of the sixth game.

However, the Frenchwoman bounced back yet again. She broke for the second time and reduced the margin to 4-3. She even won the next game with the help of a beautiful forehand and equalized the scoreline at 4-4. The one who served won the following four games and thus, the scoreline became 6-6 and the set entered the tie-breaker.

In the tie-breaker, Swiatek exhibited some phenomenal gameplay and thus, managed to conquer it 7-3. Therefore, she won the set and was now one step closer to advancing to the third round of the US Open 2021.

Set-3: Final nail in the coffin of Fiona Ferro

Finally, Swiatek broke the curse and somehow won the first game of a set. She was having the momentum with her this time and thus, established a 2-0 healthy lead over Ferro.

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Surprisingly, the Polish player broke in the third game as well and was now racing fast towards the finish line. She didn’t lose her form and won her fourth consecutive game of the set to widen her margin to 4-0.

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Even though Ferro saved two break-points in the fifth game, Swiatek finally capitalized on the third one and broke yet again. She was now now one game away from achieving a bagel. Serving for the set, the Pole made no mistake and bageled the Frenchwoman. As a result, she conquered the set 6-0 in just 21 minutes and thus, won the match.

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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