World number one female tennis player, Iga Świątek, was “surprised” to reach her first US Open semi-final on Wednesday, after beating American Jessica Pegula 6-3 7-6(4).
“It surprised me because, after the losses that I had in Toronto and Cincinnati, I just wasn’t expecting to play so well here,” Świątek said. “It gave me actually a lot because I could be kind of an underdog again, not maybe fully, but just not expect from myself that I'm going to win everything right now,” she added.
The advance guarantees that she will remain the world’s top player when the tournament ends. Despite the victory, the Pole is still trying to regain her dominant form from earlier in the year when she went on a 37-match winning streak.
that feeling when you have a chance to go to sleep before 3 am pic.twitter.com/mycv2bXBAn— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 8, 2022
🤩SEMIS!Proud of the grit and effort tonight. @JLPegula playing against you is always a challenge. You're great on and off court.— Iga Świątek (@iga_swiatek) September 8, 2022
🤩 PÓŁFINAŁ!Dumna z determinacji i wysiłku w tym meczu.Jessie, gra z Tobą to zawsze ogromne wyzwanie. Szacunek za to, co robisz na korcie i poza nim. pic.twitter.com/3wdLvsvaiZ