Seeded 7th, Iga Świątek lost to the Swiss Belinda Bencic (seeded 11th) 6:7 (12-14), 3:6, and was hereby eliminated in the Last 16 phase of the US Open Grand Slam tournament.
Iga Świątek has eclipsed her previous best achievement at Flushing Meadows. The Polish player defeated Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6:3, 4:6, 6:3 and...see more
The young Polish player reached this stage in the New York event for the first time in her career.
In the first set which lasted almost one and a half hours, Świątek wasted four set balls and it was Bencic who in the end kept her cool after an exhausting and extremely exciting tie break. The Swiss player seemed to have boosted her confidence greatly as she broke Świątek in the midst of the second set which let her win that part as well.