Swiatek-Rybakina, in the Stuttgart semi-final without Sabalenka and without Gauff


He Stuttgart WTA 500, on indoor clay, has a top-level line-up this week with the best players on the circuit. This Friday was the day of the dispute of some disputed quarterfinals that left a poster with a Iga Swiatek-Elena Rybakina and a Marketa Vondrousova-Marta Kostyuk in the semi-finals. The surprises were the defeats against the Czech player from Aryna Sabalenka and on the Ukrainian front Coco Gauff.

Through 3-6, 6-3 and 7-5 The Belarusian fell to the world number 8, who excels on clay and was able to show it in the long two-hour match with alternatives for both. Especially, in a third set full of breaks where the blank break of Vondrousova In the eleventh game he ended up passing the sentence.

Vondrousova will meet in the semi-finals Marta Kostyukthat is needed eight match points to defeat Coco Gauff 3-6, 6-4 and 7-6(6). In a long match, with many exchanges, both players had their options. Kostyuk didn’t take advantage of three balls to take the win as he dominated at 4-5 in the third set and then conceded a break that sent the match into a tie-break. In it, Gauff saved four other match points, but surrendered in the eighth for the final 8-6.

No surprises above. In it he opened the game Elena Rybakina in another intense match against the Italian Jasmine Paolini. By 6-3, 5-7 and 6-3 The Kazakh secured the victory against an Italian player who gave up many options on his second serve. Paolini started the third set with a break, but Rybakina went from 0-2 to 6-3 in it.

took over Iga Swiatek in his victory over Emma Raducanu to meet the Kazakh woman. In a clash of Grand Slam champions, the world number 1 won by 7-6(2) and 6-3. It was a very close contest in the first round, where Swiatek’s forehand worked but he struggled to get into the game with his backhand.

Raducanu took advantage of this as Iga was getting used to that punch and made some serious mistakes with his right. Dominating her serve, the British went into the tie-break where Swiatek was given no options and gained the confidence to command from the back of the court in the second set which closed at 6-3.

Source: La Verdad


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