After using the 11th match ball, Iga Świątek defeated two opponents in the Madrid Championship-Alison Riske of the United States 6:1, 6:1 and Laura Siegemund of Germany 6:3, 6:3. In the two games, the Pole gave her opponent a total of eight games. In total, on the clay court, the 19-year-old tennis player has won 9 consecutive games and has not lost any games!
Since he will face the WTA leader Ashleigh Barty in the third round of Christmas, the threshold has risen. In the second round, he almost beat Tamara Zidansek 6:4:1:6, 6:3 (80th WTA). This year, the Australian won three WTA tournaments, on hard courts in Melbourne and Miami, and dining in Stuttgart. Batty won 11 wins in the WTA Championship, including one in a Grand Slam tournament. In 2019, she defeated Czech player Marka Vondrousova 6:1, 6:3 in the final to win the French Open. She became a leader in the world rankings for the first time in June 2019. Since September 2019, it has maintained its current position.
Iga Świątek faces huge challenges. The Polish woman has not yet competed with the leader of the WTA ranking! In the last such a difficult game, Świątek lost to Naomi Osaka, but then the Japanese still ranked second. We remember that in Roland’s court last year, Garros defeated the other two “Simona Halep” in the rankings. For Polish women, this will be a very important test.
– I am excited. This is the game I am looking forward to very much. A few months ago, I had the opportunity to train with her in Melbourne. Świątek’s performance is remarkable. Barty said at the press conference that she glides perfectly and can control her body on this surface well. Competitors admit that the biggest advantage of a Polish woman lies in her service and forehand.
Swiatek has not yet had a chance to confront the Australians. Polka recorded 18 consecutive victories on the clay court, which allowed her to win 9 consecutive wins on the “meal”. The Australian won the last 13 games in this area. -British tennis expert George Belshaw said in an interview with Sport.pl that Batty won three games this season, including a meal, but I will take the risk and bet on Iga.
The duel between Iga Świątek and Ashleigh Barty is scheduled for Monday, May 3, at approximately 19:00. The game will be broadcast by Canal + Sport. The online stream of the duel will also be available on the Player.pl website and the ogladaj.canalplus.pl website. Real-time reporting is also available in Sport.pl and Sport.pl LIVE mobile apps.