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Who is Jasmine Paolini? Everything you need to know about Iga Swiatek's 2022 US Open opponent

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The first round of the 2022 US Open continues on Tuesday afternoon as World No.1 Iga Swiatek targets her second Grand Slam win of 2022.

Swiatek was left disappointed at Wimbledon, suffering a shock third-round exit to France's Alize Cornet having been billed as the pre-tournament favourite to take home the Wimbledon Women's Singles title.

Italy's Jasmine Paolini stands in the way of the Polish superstar and the second round of the US Open. Here is everything you need to know about her opponent ahead of Tuesday's match.

Who is Jasmine Paolini?

24-year-old Jasmine Paolini will compete in her third US Open Women's Singles competition this summer when she takes on World No.1 Iga Swiatek, having previously suffered first and second-round defeats in 2020 and 2021.

Paolini has one singles title to her name, beating the likes of Sorana Cirstea and Alison Riske-Amritraj on her way to the Zavarovalnica Sava Portoroz title in Slovenia.

The Italian has shown an ability to beat some of the bigger names in the sport with recent scalps against Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka making the World No.56 one to watch on Tuesday afternoon.

Where to watch Iga Swiatek vs Jasmine Paolini

British tennis fans will be able to watch the 2022 US Open Grand Slam via Amazon Prime Video, with the streaming platform serving as the UK's exclusive broadcaster this summer.

For US tennis fans, ESPN is the place to go in order to watch this summer's US Open matches.

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