The Polish Iga Swiatek qualified, Thursday, June 2, for the final of the Roland-Garros tournament. The world number one crushed the Russian Daria Kasatkina and will play her second Porte d’Auteuil final on Sunday, after her victory in 2020.
Iga Swiatek exact to the appointment
Favorite of the women’s tournament, the Polish Iga Swiatek dominated in two sets (6-2, 6-1) and 1 h 04 the Russian Daria Kasatkina, seeded number 20. More powerful, the world number one converted five of the ten break points she got. She made short work of her opponent, whom she walked around the field throughout the meeting. Daria Kasatkina tried to vary the game, in particular by using the slice, but she did not have the weapons to overcome the Pole.
At only 21 years old, Iga Swiatek is the only survivor among the top ten players in the world in this tournament. She has given up only one set since the start of the fortnight at Porte d’Auteuil, against the Chinese Qinwen Zheng (74th) in the round of 16. Winner of the French Open in 2020, she will approach the final in the shoes of the favorite.
Coco Gauff wants to forget 2020
In the other semi-final, Coco Gauff (18 and 23e in the WTA rankings) is the favorite against the Italian Martina Trevisan (59e). In 2020, the latter eliminated the American in the second round of Roland-Garros after a tight match (4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in 2:11).
A meeting that marked Coco Gauff: “I remember it very well. I made a lot of double faults, I made more than ten [19 en réalité]. I won’t do it again this time”warned the great hope of women’s tennis.
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Against the Russian Daria Kasatkina, Iga Swiatek won her 34th victory in a row. The world number one thus equals the performance of the American Serena Williams, who had recorded 34 victories in a row in 2013. The Pole is now only one victory from the record of Venus Williams, Serena’s older sister, who had won 35 consecutive victories in 2000.
The last player to beat Iga Swiatek was Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in Dubai in February. The Pole has since won five titles in WTA 1000 ranked tournaments, winning successively in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart and Rome.
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“I had met him three times and he is progressing. He has become unpredictable, he is not afraid of anything and he will be dangerous for the next few years.
The Norwegian Casper Ruud, world number eight, was full of praise for the young Dane Holger Rune (19), whom he beat on Wednesday June 1 in the quarter-finals.
The first Norwegian to qualify for the last four of a Grand Slam tournament, Casper Ruud will face Croatian Marin Cilic, former world number three and winner of the 2014 US Open, on Friday for a place in the final.