World No. 1 Iga Swiatek comes from behind to defeat Jule Niemeier, advancing to US Open quarterfinals. (2:26)
World No. 1 Iga Swiatek and Jule Niemeier were knocked out of the US Open men’s doubles bracket in Wednesday’s quarterfinals.
Swiatek-Niemeier ended Iga’s 15-match winning streak and went on to meet No. 38-ranked Kevin Anderson and No. 17-rated David Wagner for a berth in her second straight US Open final.
Swiatek, who won her 20th career grand slam title with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 victory, was in the final of her second US Open in 2017 and won that title with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Mona Gellwald in the championship match.
Iga was in the championship match of her third US Open in 2018, where she lost to Naomi Broady in the final.
“I want to thank my team for giving me this opportunity. Everyone worked hard for this victory,” Swiatek said. “I can’t thank my team and sponsors enough. My tennis has always been a competitive sport and now I am starting to get the results I was supposed to get earlier.”
Swiatek ended 2017 with a US Open title and No. 12 rank, and also reached the quarterfinals of 2017 US Open and the semifinals of 2017 and 2018 Australian Open. She lost to Caroline Wozniacki in 2017 US Open semifinals and lost in the first round of 2017 Australian Open.
Swiatek, who won her third career US Open with a 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 win over the eighth-ranked Yulia Putintseva in the final, said she believes she’s the best in the world.
“I am very happy, not only because of my win today but also because I was able to play my best tennis in the past four months, and it showed,” Sw