Since it helped her become world no. 1, Swiatek is “afraid” to alter her pre-match playlist.

Iga Swiatek mentioned that she fears changing change her pre-match playlist because she has been listening to it for more than a year during the on-court interview after her three-set triumph over Jule Niemeier in the US Open quarterfinals.

Swiatek’s current playlist assisted her in achieving the WTA world number one ranking because her highest ranking in 2021 was fourth. In essence, it’s Thunderstruck, followed by Pearl Jam’s Even Flow, GorillaZ, Porch, Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin), and I’m afraid to change it.

I’ve been listening to that for a year now, and although I find it to be pretty boring, it does seem to be working, so I must continue,” remarked Swiatek.

Describe how Swiatek defeated Niemeier.

Iga Swiatek, the world’s top player, reached the US Open quarterfinals on Monday for the first time in her career.

The top-seeded Pole defeated Germany’s Jule Niemeier in two hours and 23 minutes by coming back to win 2-6, 6-4, 6-0. In the opening set, Niemeier imposed herself on Swiatek. She broke service twice and blasted nine winners compared to her higher-ranked opponent’s four.

She, in contrast, never encountered a breaking point. Three sets of breaks were traded in the second set until Swiatek converted a fourth break point to even the score at one. As Swiatek eventually asserted herself in the match, Niemeier’s fortunes totally changed in the last set.

In the decisive set, the two-time French Open champion earned 75% of her first-serve points and 71% of her second-serve points. Additionally, she scored 57% and 83% of the points on the first and second serves returned, respectively. Three break points were presented to Swiatek, but he saved them all while earning three breaks off Niemeier’s serve.