On Sunday, Iga Świątek participated in the doubles match, which was a wonderful match. Bethany Matek-Sands of the Polish team and the US team defeated Xie Shuwei after 3 hours and 13 minutes of the match, and the number one Elise Mertens won. In the next round, Świątek and Mattek-Sands will compete with Taiwanese Hao-Ching Chan and Latisha Chan (No. 6 seed) or Croatian Darija Jurak and Slovenian Andreja Klepac (11th place).
However, on Monday, Świątek will return to the individual competition and face a very difficult task. On Saturday, the match between Światek and Anett Kontaveit had a terrible start. The nightmare of the past seems likely to come back (Estonians won the first two games), but our players on the French tennis court were unstoppable. On Saturday afternoon, the champion defender won 7:6 (4), 6:0 and entered the fourth round of the event.
On Monday, the Poles will face the 18-year-old Ukrainian Marta Kostiuk. It occupies 81st place in the WTA rankings and ranks among the top at 77th place. As we all know, this game will be played on Monday as the last match of the 1/8 finals. It will start at 21 and will be held at the court Philippe Chatrieux. This is a very unusual hour of playing tennis. In the past, Iga Świątek herself said that such a late match was not her favorite. On the other hand, after a very exhausting doubles match, she still had a few hours to recover. The other bad news is that there will be no fans in the stands. This is because France still has the so-called curfew, which is impossible.
Earlier, three games were planned for the stadium: Ons Jabeur (Tunisia, 26th WTA)-Corey Goff (USA, 25th WTA), and then two men’s games: Novak Djoko Vicki (Serbia, ATP level 1)-Lorenzo Musetti (Italy, 76th ATP) and Rafael Nadal (Spain, 2nd ATP)-Jannik Sinner (Italy, 19th ATP) ).
Live the Świątek-Kostiuk match on Sport.pl and broadcast it on Eurosport. The winner of this duel in the quarter-finals will be a better combination: Sophia Kenin (United States, WTA 5th)-Maria Sakkari (Greece, WTA 18th). The meeting will be held in the central court of Philippe Chatrier.