TennisSection previews the 2021 US Open as Iga Swiatek takes on Anett Kontaveit in the Round of 32 on Saturday, September 4th, 2021.
Will Anett Kontaveit be able to get a big win under her belt as she aims to get into the second week by beating a top 10 opponent? Will Iga Swiatek be able to use the momentum gained from her comeback win to get herself far here at the 2021 US Open? Both players can win this match if they are at their best, but only one will make their way to the Round of 16 of the 2021 US Open. Who will it be?
Anett Kontaveit won her Round of 64 match easily against Jil Teichmann, beating the in form Swiss in straight sets 6-4/6-1. Anett will be confident after that win because Teichmann had been in great form recently and she will know that she was able to neutralise her. However, Kontaveit will also need to know that she did not meet Teichmann at her best. Therefore, she will have to ensure she focuses on working hard and making sure she comes out now against Iga Swiatek here at the 2021 US Open at an even higher level.
Iga Swiatek had to come back from a set down against Fiona Ferro in the Round of 64, winning the match in 3 sets 3-6/7-6/6-0. Iga was not at her best for the first two sets as she was wary of going too big and losing the match as she was already a set down. However, once she got the second set under her belt, the Pole was then able to find her confidence and dominated the final set. Iga is a great player and she will know she has a great chance to go all the way here at the 2021 US Open, but she will have to ensure she starts the match better now that she meets Anett Kontaveit.
Iga Swiatek and Anett Kontaveit have met 3 times before, with Anett Kontaveit leading the head to head 2-1. They last met earlier this year at the French Open, winning in straight sets 7-6/6-0. Iga is obviously behind on the head to head, but she will know that she is the much better player than when they met and she lost. Iga was not even seeded in their first two matches, and sicne then she has become a grand slam champion. Anett will know she can keep things tight in these hard court conditions, but Iga will still make her way to the Round of 16 of the 2021 US Open.
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