Initially, the meeting with Iga Świętek was not easy. The Polish woman quickly lost to Anett Kontaveit, losing the game 1:3. However, she was able to reverse the fate of the first game and tied the score to 4 in the tie-break. The second set was the full dominance of a tennis player from Raszyn. ——It is said that Iga had no chance to prove himself in this year’s French Open. Now she has an opponent and she has lost in the first two games. Anett Kontaveit is a very stable player. In addition, she performed well in Saturday’s game-Adam Romer pointed out in an interview with Sport.pl that he is currently participating in Sunday’s Świątek game in the French capital.
Poles and Estonians face each other for the third time. In 2019, they participated in the second round in Cincinnati. Kontaveit 7:6, 6:4 is better. A year later, she also reached the top in the fourth round of the Australian Open (6:7, 7:5, 7:5). -Iga’s strengths, I want to say that she started playing at a lower level, and only found her rhythm in the first set. This is the characteristic of the greatest true champion of the game here. They will not fire at the beginning of the meeting, but are steadily increasing every minute. Although Iga lost, he acted calmly. There is no sign of tension. She is waiting for her moment-describe our interlocutor.
Kontaveit lost, even though there were more winners than Świątek (31 and 21 respectively) in the entire game. However, Estonian women also made more unforced mistakes (23 and 12). In the second set, our tennis player made only one mistake, while our opponent made 12 times. -The level of the first set and tie-break is very high. In the end, both ladies played well and won most of the passes.I am not surprised that the Estonians did not manage to maintain this level gameRomer said, especially after she lost the first game.
-Kontaveit bounced off the wall. This shows Iga’s strength in Paris. I don’t want to say that she is the main darling, because this year’s French Open still has a few players he can lose.But you can really see her with your naked eyes power in the court.I have a chance to follow up the third set between Sofia Kenin and Jessica Pegula [Kenin wygrała 4:6, 6:1, 6:4 – przyp. red.]. Their level is unmatched by Iga Świątek. The Americans played worse in two classes-Romer pointed out.In addition to Kenin and Świątek, they also advanced to the second week of the French Open, includingin. Maria Sacari, Paula Bardoza and Sloan Stephens.
Saturday’s victory was Iga’s tenth consecutive victory at the French Open on Christmas Day (seven games last season, three games this season). In these games, his balance is 20:0. -Fabrice Santoro [były wybitny francuski tenisista – przyp. red.] He counted her achievements in Paris in Iga’s court. impressive. The French regarded her as a superstar. Our interlocutor pointed out that we are quite unaccustomed to the treatment of Polish tennis players.
On Saturday, Rafael Nadal and Iga Sivitek played the third round at the same time in the French capital. The organizers plan to meet the Spaniard and Englishman Cameron Norri at the Suzanne Lenglen stadium-the second most important stadium in the French Open. At the same time, Polish women and Estonian women have the opportunity to perform at the main venue named after Philip Chatril.
-This is a sign of great respect for Iga. On the other hand, the organizers must find the Solomon solution on Saturday. On this day, a meeting is planned to include our tennis players Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Romer explained that fans who have purchased a one-day ticket to the Lenglen Stadium must also be satisfied. Before Christmas, Chatril was played by Djokovic on Saturday, followed by Federer.
In the past, Nadal has been blamed for making statements under similar circumstances in Wimbledon. Two years ago, he also served as the number one Ashleigh Barty (Ashleigh Barty) in London. He is on the main court and she is on one of the smaller courts. The Spaniard then asked Batty if he should play in Wimbledon’s biggest arena. He replied: “I have a feeling that in tennis, I am more important than Batty. Even if she is the world’s number one racket, she I recently won the French Open and played very well.” Some reporters accused him of sexism after these words.
On Monday, both Nadal and Świątek will play on the court of Philippe Chatrier. The Polish girl will go to the stadium as the star of the night at around 21:00.
On Monday, the ninth-ranked Iga Świątek will play against the 81st-ranked Marta Kostiuk in the fourth round of the French Open. The 18-year-old Ukrainian girl made a sensation in Paris this year. Like the Poles, she has not lost a set. -I remember winning the Australian Open four years ago. A year later, she entered the third round among senior ladies in Melbourne when she was only 16 years old. Then it was a bit slower. A few days ago, she showed her strength in the game against Gabin Muguruza, and she eliminated him in the first round. There is no doubt that Kostiuk can play tennis, which is good. The question is whether she will meet with Iga regularly. She is not as mature as our tennis players. Romer concluded that the two years between them can make a difference.
The meeting between Iga Świątek and Marta Kostiuk will be held on Monday. Broadcast on Eurosports channel. Report in Sport.pl.