In the first round of the WTA 1000 Championship in Rome, Iga Świątek, who ranked 15th in the WTA rankings, met her recent rival in Madrid. In the Spanish capital, WTA ranked 27th, Riske had no chance to fight Pole. The Americans lost 1:6:1:6 there. Now in the Italian capital, Riske’s game is doing better. After two breakthroughs, Iga even led 4:1.
Fortunately, our tennis player then mastered his nerves, limited his mistakes, and led by 5:4. At the end of the tenth game, Riske injured his foot and withdrew from the game.
-The conclusion drawn from this brief game of Iga is that there are very different differences between the surfaces of Madrid [tam mączkę wysypano na beton] In Rome. Iga’s match with Arantxa Rus last year is reminiscent of-former tennis player, current coach and commentator Michał Lewandowski said.
A year ago in Rome, Romewiątek lost to the Dutch girl 6:7:3:6. Then Roland Garros won. -Iga is also very tired now. The same risk element who has no chance in Madrid is definitely more dangerous in Rome. This is because of the slower pace of the game in Rome-Lewandowski said. -Roland’s court is not as fast as Madrid, nor as fast as Rome. Somewhere in between. It is often said that the flour in Rome is the slowest course in the world, which is why the game can last so long, so it takes a completely different job to build an advantage and win points. And patience-add experts.
It was Iga’s lack of patience in the first game of Monday’s game against Riske. Lewandowski said: “A moment of tension that appears so quickly is a disturbing symptom.”-Petra Kvitova and Magda Linette Lost the first game 1:6, showing no signs of tension, but calmly won the next game 6:0 and 6:2. We still see relaxed youth in Iga-the commentator added.
But it is worth noting that Świątek left the difficult and tense situation because she was able to calm down and improve the level of the game. -If Iga loses the game and is promoted due to the retirement of her opponent, then her situation in the second round will be even worse-Lewandowski noticed.
Until late Monday afternoon, in the second round in Rome, Iga seemed to be competing with Karolina Muchova or Madison Keys. The Czechs rank 20th in the WTA rankings, while the Americans are 23rd. Muchova will be their favorite of the game, but she withdrew from the Foro Italico game. She had just reached the quarter-finals in Madrid and beat others Naomi Osaka (2 WTA) on the way. The Czech woman performed well this year. Her great success was the semi-finals of the Australian Open. In the quarter-finals, she won the WTA leaderboard, the host’s favorite Ashleigh Barty. In the previous round, she defeated the others Jelena Ostapenko and Karolina Pliskova.
After Muchova retreats from the tone, Sloane Stephens will start the fight. -Recently, both Americans have performed very poorly. Neither is coiled. Lewandowski analyzed that on the hard court, the two of them felt better than on the clay court. And remind them that they are opponents in the 2017 U.S. Open finals.
Stephens then won, and a year later, she even ranked third in the WTA rankings. It is now 65th. Stephens will play happily-she was eliminated in the qualifying round after losing 4:6, 5:7 to Tamara Zidansek on Sunday-but who knows if she won’t Become a favorite in the game against Keith. The balance of their direct match was beneficial to the older Americans (4:1), and Stephens also won their last match-6:4, 6:4 in Charleston a month ago.
-Muchova will definitely become Iga’s most difficult competitor. But with Keys or Stephens, this threshold will also be higher than the first round. In these difficult circumstances, Iga will have to work hard to go further-Lewandowski concludes.