With Stephens' victory, world No. 1 Swiatek is in cruise control.

Iga Swiatek, the world's top player, defeated American Sloane Stephens' defensive strategy on Thursday to advance 6-3, 6-2 to the third round of the US Open. It was her first match at Arthur Ashe Stadium

After falling to the Pole in straight sets last month in the Cincinnati third round, the 2017 champion Stephens managed to save eight of her twelve break points, but she was once more unable to withstand the Pole's attacking blitz.

Swiatek won more than three quarters of her first-serve points and fired 14 winners over the net, twice as many as her opponent, to win her second Roland Garros title this year and a remarkable 37-match winning run

The Indian Wells and Miami winner swapped breaks with Stephens early in the opening set before converting on the fourth attempt in the fourth game

She was competing on the court where she witnessed 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams as a youngster.

As Stephens' service declined in the second set, she capitalised on the momentum, winning the first four games and raised her fist after forcing the American to make a backhand error to end the match

I'm pleased with how I've been focusing today. Swiatek, 21, who will face Lauren Davis in the next round, believes she performed better than she did in Cincinnati

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