The Świątek-Switolina game was supposed to be the last Friday duel on the Central Court of Rome. Previously, Petra Martić and Jessica Pegula, Alexander Zverev and Rafael Nadal and Novak Both Djokovic (Novak Djoković) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (Stefanos Tsitsipas) have served in the competition. However, in the afternoon, it started raining in Rome, which delayed all the games on the court, so the scheduled games could not be played. In the second set, the match between Djokovic and Tsitsipas was interrupted and the Polish tennis player’s match was completely postponed to Saturday.
Świątek will face Switolina at 11:00, and the winner of this game will not have much time to rest. The semi-finals are scheduled to be held as early as 3:00 in the afternoon of 17-year-old American Cori Gauff, who was promoted to the top four of the championship due to the retirement of world ranking leader Ashleigh Barty. Croatian Petra Martić (Petra Martić) and Czech Karolina Pliskova (Karolina Pliskova) will participate in the second semi-final.
Polish women and Ukrainian women are not treated the same as men who find themselves in the same situation. Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsissipas, Andrei Rublev and Lorenzo Sonego will also play in the quarter-finals at 11:00. But they still have 3.5 hours to rest, because these semi-finals against victory won’t take place until 18:30.