Belinda Bencic advances to US Open quarterfinals over Iga Swiatek

The first match of day 8 of the US Open saw Belinda Bencic book a spot in the US Open quarterfinal with a win over Belinda Bencic 7-6(12) 6-3.

The Swiss player started off great breaking Swiatek in the first game of the match. Swiatek was all over the place in those opening games having significant dips in form throughout games. She would hit a great winner only to be followed by two terrible mistakes. Bencic held the lead comfortably for the majority of the set even squandering a chance to go a double break up.

That nearly cost her late in the set when Swiatek had a set point at 6-5 but Bencic was able to save it with her great serving. The tiebreak in itself was epic as it lasted well over 20 minutes and it was both players squander huge chances to win the set. Swiatek especially had very bad moments especially on return when she committed numerous cheap errors.

Bencic was able to pull it out somehow despite suffering from back issues throughout the match. The 2nd set started with Swiatek applying early pressure but once again Bencic was able to hold her serve after a fierce battle. A huge role was played by her serve which worked throughout the whole match. Every time she needed a big one she found it.

After that Swiatek played a terrible game allowing herself to get broken which proved the crucial break in the 2nd set. Bencic would go on to hold her serve comfortably and end it with 6-3. A great win for Bencic who is only one 1 away from repeating her biggest success at US Open (2019 semifinal).

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