Iga Swiatek, a storm at the WTA 1,000 in Doha

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Like all great players, Iga Swiatek Any loss in tournaments hurts especially. grand slam, where tennis legends are truly sculpted. At 22 years old, the Pole already has four ‘greats’ on his record and the Australian Open intended to continue its good finish in 2023 and the beginning of 2024, but Linda Noskova his paths crossed and he was unexpectedly eliminated in the 3rd round of the first major of the year.

Noskova snapped Swiatek’s 18-match winning streak counting her last two titles in 2023 (Beijing and WTA Finals in Cancun) and his full success in the 2024 United Cup. Eventually, Aryna Sabalenka was crowned champion at Melbourne and intensified his harassment of the world No. 1 of the Pole, current queen of the ranking with 9,770 points to 8,905 of the Belarusian, is not in Doha.

After that failure in Melbourne, Iga appeared again this Monday in competition in one of his favorite tournaments, the WTA 1,000 on the hard court in Dohawhere this week he seeks to add his third consecutive title after his victories in 2022 and 2023.

In keeping with the good vibes of the past, the world No. 1 started like a storm by dispatching the Romanian in just 61 minutes by double 6-1 Sorana Cirstea33 years old and 22nd ranked tennis player.

Swiatek, who dropped just eight points on his serve, has nine wins and a 15-set streak in Doha, where he has not dropped a serve since the 2022 1st round against the Swiss. Victoria Golubic. Ekaterina Alexandrova either Erika Andreeva He will be his rival in the round of 16.

In its part, Naomi Osaka already passed the 1st round Caroline Garcia (7-5, 6-4) and the Japanese avenged the defeat inflicted on him by the French tennis player in his first match at the Australian Open. Osaka, former world number 1 and now ranked 747th, is back this year in search of her best version after 15 months of maternity leave. The Croatian Petra Martic his next rival.

Results

Doha WTA 1,000

2nd round:
​Swiatek (Pol/1)-Cirstea (Rum) 7-5, 6-4
The
1st round:
​Wang Xinyu (Chn)-Haddad (Bra/10) 6-1, 6-3
Azarenka (Bie)-Frech (Pol) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Kalinina (Ucr)-Raducanu (GBR) 6-0, 7-6 (6)
Martic (Cro)-Rus (PB) 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (5)
Osaka (Japan)-Garcia (Fra/15) 7-5, 6-4
Potapova (Rus)-Trevisan (Ita) 6-4, 6-4
Noskova (Che)-Pera (USA) 6-3, 7-6 (8)
Linette (Pol)-N. Hibino (Japanese) 6-1, 6-4
Badosa (ESP)-Krueger (USA) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Fernandez (Can)-Samsonova (Rus/12) 7-5, 7-6 (4)
Navarro (USA/16)-Paolini (Ita) 6-3, 7-5
Mertens (Bel)-Stearns (USA) 6-2, 6-3
Pavlyuchenkova (Rus)-Kasatkina (Rus/11) 6-2, 7-6 (2)
Bouzkova (Che)-Kenin (USA) 7-5, 2-6, 7-5

Source: La Verdad

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