Iga Swiatek advanced to the French Open semi-finals on Wednesday, extending her winning streak to 33 matches with a straightforward victory over American Jessica Pegula. On Court Philippe Chatrier, the Polish star strolled to a 6-3, 6-2 victory, setting up a quarterfinal match with Daria Kasatkina on Thursday.
If Swiatek wins her second Roland Garros championship this week, she would tie Venus Williams for the longest undefeated streak by a female tennis player in the twenty-first century.
Despite appearing to be in close form, she acknowledged that she still gets nervous before major games.
Swiatek said, “I do (feel anxious).” “If I stop bei
This year, she has won five events in a row, including four WTA 1000 crowns. Swiatek struck 30 wins despite not playing at her best in an eventually one-sided contest.
Pegula, the 11th seed, has had a strong season but has yet to reach a major semi-final after falling in the last eight at the previous two Australian Opens.
Swiatek broke in the first game and led 40-0 in the second, so another great performance seemed imminent. Pegula, on the other hand, scored five straight points to take the lead and suggest that the world’s greatest player may not have it all her own way. ng nervous, something strange is happening…
“Stress may be beneficial since it makes you more tense and active.”
The top seed, who celebrated her 21st birthday on Tuesday, won her sole Grand Slam trophy two years ago in Paris. Swiatek won the first set 4-3 with a superb return game, then closed off the first set with a run of four consecutive games as Pegula mishit wide.
Early in the second set, she survived a break point before breaking for a 3-1 lead with a backhand winner up the line.
In the eighth game, Pegula saved three match chances in an attempt to force Swiatek to serve the match out, but the former champion clinched the victory with another superbly placed backhand.
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