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Swiatek crushes Peterson to begin U.S. Open title defence

Top seed Iga Swiatek kicked off her US Open title defence with a demolition job over Rebecca Peterson, while eighth seed Maria Sakkari made an early exit.

The 22-year-old four-time Grand Slam champion dropped just eight points as she took the first set to love against Sweden's Peterson.

Swiatek said that her tank was "pretty empty" after losing in the Montreal and Cincinnati semi-finals earlier this month but showed no lack of vigour as she blazed through to a meeting with Daria Saville of Australia.

"I really wanted to play solid and start the tournament with everything I practised on," she said.

"I'm happy to play such a great game and despite all the pressure and expectation I can still have fun on the court."

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