No one to be with Iga Swiatek at Roland Garros. The 22-year-old Pole has won his last twelve sets played on the Parisian clay, the last thirteen matches. There are six in this edition, the ones he has to leave behind to reach the final on Saturday, at three in the afternoon, and compete to complete his particular ‘hat trick’.
He has participated five times, he is one step away from a third crown, after 2020 and 2022. His record also includes a US Open (2022).
He leaves France retaining the world number one. A mathematical fact that combines his dominance with Belarusian elimination Aryna Sabalenka in the hands of the amazing Karolina Muchova26 years old and No. 43, who came back from 2-5 and a ‘match’ ball down to prevail 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5) and 7-5.
Iga Swiatek strove to prevent the birth of another heroine, tie the knot in Brazil Beatriz Hadad Maia, 27 years old and No. 14, his hangman last season at the fast track in Toronto. The European fulfilled the forecast 6-2 and 7-6 (7) in 2h.09′, raising the set ball with 5-6 in the ‘tiebreak’.
Stretch from 2-2 in the opening round and react to 1-3 in the second against a combative rival, putting the somewhat nervous champion to the test from so close that he sees glory.
swiatekcloser to retaining the crown at Roland Garros, no matter how badly she lost to Muchova in Prague 2019, 4-6, 6-1 and 6-4. The Pole has yet to introduce himself to the world, though watch out for a survivor who withdrew from the 2022 wheelchair tournament after spraining an ankle while competing.
The Czech can’t imagine debuting in a Grand Slam final when it’s only the third of his professional journey.
Source: La Verdad
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