0: 1. Angry Neymer breaks to open the second set! It’s a pity, because Świątek played some great shots, but then the German scored an impressive series of returns. You will have to chase the second batch.
In a short break, we are in a hurry with important information – the Świątek post-match conference will be available in Polish translation at Eurosport Extra in Player.
Video: Eurosport Schvetek broke Niemeier and won the first set of the match in the first round of the Australian Open
6: 4. Iga breaks through and wins the first set! In the most important action, it was Niemeyer who again stepped forward, but the Pole did not give up in defense, as a result of which the opponent spoiled the ball! It was a tough game, but the most important thing is that we won!
good job. Niemeyer is on the defensive now. Another set point.
Great backhand! There are two set pieces!
30:15 With Niemeier Pass! Maybe this is the moment?
5:4. Świątek keeps applying again, but again in pain. It was 15:30, then the balance, but in the end the scales were tipped by the good serve of the Polish lady. Gema closed out with an occasional big forehand. Another test passed.
Video: Eurosport Świątek defended her break point in the seventh game of the first set against Niemeier at the Australian Open
4: 4. So it was. Despite one double fault, the game was great from Niemeier. I arranged everything with the app.
There was an exchange of balls before the eighth inning, which could be an advantage for Neemeyer on the serve.
4: 3. Niemeyer was very aggressive when serving Świec, which earned her the mistakes of the Polish player and, accordingly, the first break chance in the match. However, at the moment of danger, Iga played a great combination of second pass and winning backhand on the line. With the second chance, the German had to work hard on defense, but she also succeeded. In the first serious threat of the match, Iga showed great bravery, the prize being the jewel won.
Video: Eurosport Swiatek worked great in the fourth game of the first set against Niemeier on AO
3: 3. This time Nimir without a doubt. Although Świątek was the first to score a good return, the German later settled it with a serve. Tug of war in progress. The match – as in the first round – is at a really good level.
3: 2. Iga is in front again. The serve helped, but there was also a well-planned action with a forehand winner. The first game when the Polish woman served, in which she had a really big advantage and was quite comfortable.
2: 2. Again a very effective game. Niemeier relied it on an excellent serve, but Świątek also managed to play two great strikes at the end. This time it wasn’t enough. We have to keep fighting.
Video: Eurosport Švedek won his opener against Niemeier in the first round of the Australian Open
2: 1. An accurate serve debuted in Świątek, which resulted in a quick and easy two-point win. Later, unfortunately, mistakes were made and again there was little pressure on Svetek’s part. It was necessary to play in favor, but the leader of the WTA rating got out of the situation unscathed, again leading.
1: 1. Neymer’s pass and the game was full of really good play. Świątek attempted to attack, but the lower-ranked German repelled her attack in style. Her powerful shot on goal may be particularly attractive.
The first match lasted five minutes. There was a balance, but Świątek didn’t allow Niemeier a chance to stop.
1: 0. The Polish woman started with two forehand errors and quickly became 0:30. Fortunately, it only got better after that. While the first pass didn’t work, the second pass was good enough. Iga already has its first stunning winner and also has its first gem. The pressure goes to Germany.
I started! Iga passes.
The conditions seem perfect. It is currently 24 degrees Celsius at Rod Laver Arena.
The German won the toss, but chose to return, so Świątek would serve first.
Time for a draw and a short warm-up.
We have been waiting! Świątek and Niemeier come out to Rod Laver Arena!
Another first-round match in the men’s category ended. He chose a rival for Horkacz, who would be Italian Lorenzo Sonego.
Video: Eurosport Piotr Sierzputowski on opponent Iga Świątek in the first round of the Australian Open
Here are a few more words from Jule Niemeier before the meeting.
Video: Eurosport Jule Niemeier before her match with Iga Świątek at the Australian Open
A Polish studio dedicated to Świątek’s Eurosport 1 match has been launched. Paweł Kuwik’s guest is Piotr Sierzputowski.
The latest information from Melbourne is that Świątek and Niemeier will appear in court at 9.25.
Swiatek and Niemeier should be arriving at Rod Laver Arena in just a few minutes.
Colombia’s Camila Osorio awaits the winner of the Świątek – Niemeier match in the second round. The Polish woman has never played with the current number 84 racket in the world.
Monday in Melbourne started off perfectly for the Polish fans. Hubert Hurkacz has already managed to quickly advance to the second round.
Although Świątek is definitely the favorite at the meeting, she has to be careful. Niemeyer bled in the 1/8 finals of the US Open last year. Fortunately, it seems the German isn’t in great shape at the moment, as she started her performances this year with an 0-3 record.
Video: Eurosport Match summary Świątek – Niemeier in the 1/8 finals of the US Open
Video: tvn24 Iga Świątek begins competing at the Australian Open
There is less than an hour left until the match. Paweł Kuwik, Eurosport correspondent, spoke about the latest preparations on TVN24.
And this is the broadcast schedule for the first day of the event in Melbourne. We would like to remind you that matches can be watched on Eurosport and in Eurosport Extra in Player:
The 23-year-old Neemeyer didn’t make her Grand Slam debut until 2022, but experts note this is a “new wave in the world of tennis”:
good morning. Welcome to the report on the first day of the Australian Open and the match between Ega Schwietek and Germany’s Julie Niemeyer. The beginning of this meeting is not earlier than 9.00 am Polish time.
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