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No. 1 seed Iga Swiatek advances to 4th round at U.S. Open

2022 US Open - Day 6

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 03: Iga Swiatek of Poland hits a shot against Lauren Davis of the United States in her third round match on Day 6 of the US Open Tennis Championships at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 03, 2022 in New York City (Photo by Robert Prange/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK - No. 1 seed Iga Swiatek beat Lauren Davis 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the fourth round at the U.S. Open.

Swiatek won the last five games of the second set and has a potential path to a U.S. Open championship that does not include any past tournament champions. With Serena Williams headed into retirement following her loss, there’s not a single past champion still playing in the tournament.

That could open the door for Swiatek - and with all eyes now on the player plastered on a Times Square billboard ad

Davis, who had reached the third round at the U.S. Open for the first time, needed a trainer to check on her during the first set. She took a short break but played the rest of the match without incident.

The two-time French Open champion, Swiatek came to the U.S. Open just 4-4 in her last eight matches after winning 37 straight, but has breezed through her matches in Flushing Meadows. She had 25 winners against Davis.