“She Is More Solid”: Iga Swiatek Talks About Her Match Against Bencic at US Open 2021

Published 09/06/2021, 11:09 PM EDT
Tennis – WTA 500 – Eastbourne International – Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, Eastbourne, Britain – June 22, 2021 Poland’s Iga Swiatek during her round of 32 match against Britain’s Heather Watson Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge


The US Open has surely given us some of the best quality matches on the tour yet. The exciting matches and the ultimate battles have been an eye-pleasing experience for all the fans. Furthermore, the round of 16 matches for the women’s single took place on the 6th of September. Iga Swiatek faced the 11th seeded Belinda Bencic to seal a place in the quarter-finals.

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The first set between the duo saw top quality from both the players. Although Iga lost the match in straight sets, she surely gave her all in the match. The match ended with a score of 7-6(14-12),6-3 in the favor of Bencic.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Women’s Singles – Round 1 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 24, 2021. Iga Swiatek of Poland in action during her first round match against Mona Barthel of Germany REUTERS/Mike Segar

Iga Swiatek speaks out about the tough match

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After the match, Iga was asked some questions regarding the game, particularly the change noticed by her in Bencic’s game. She said, “for sure she’s more solid. Playing doubles, always that kind of player who is risking a lot and playing as fast as possible. In Adelaide she just made, you know, mistakes. I was really solid. I just gave back some balls so she can make a mistake. Also, I had more winners. I mean, it felt like I had more winners there because I was in control.”

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Women’s Singles – Gold medal match – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 31, 2021. Belinda Bencic of Switzerland reacts after winning her gold medal match against Marketa Vondrousova of Czech Republic REUTERS/Mike Segar

20-year-old Iga was the 7th seeded player in the tournament. She had been showing some pretty solid performances over time.

On the other hand, Bencic took her first win against Swiatek in this tournament. She looks like a strong contender to cause some more upsets. She will now be facing the unseeded British tennis star Emma Raducanu in the Quarterfinal of the US Open on 8th September.

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