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Swiatek in search of a second trophy at Roland-Garros
Who will stop Iga Swiatek? No one has yet found the answer on the women’s circuit. This afternoon, at Roland-Garros, the world number 1 was quick to win against the seeded number 20, Daria Kasatkina, in two sets (6-2, 6-1).
It took her only 1 hour and 4 minutes to score her ticket to the final, her second on Parisian clay after that of the 2020 edition which she had won against the American Sofia Kenin.
This semi-final went off without a hitch for the Polish woman who notably took advantage of her opponent’s weakness in service to attack in return. And yet, Kasatkina had not lost a single set since the start of the fortnight.
It now remains to be seen whether Cori Gauff or Martina Trevisan will join Swiatek in the final on Saturday. The match between the American and the Italian is to follow in a few minutes.
A good head of winner
While waiting for the second semi-final, a tribute is paid on the Philippe-Chatrier center court to Billie Jean King to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her victory here, in 1972.
She should be much tighter and indecisive!
The French Carolina Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic are also in the semi-finals of the women’s doubles. Tomorrow they will face the pair Lyudmyla Kichenok and Jelena Ostapenko.
Garcia and Mladenovic had already won Roland-Garros in doubles in 2016.
All the merit is for Florian, closer to Vincent in this match, since he predicted 6-3, 6-1.
The proof: I have been holding back without worry since the start of the match. Thank you Iga!
Game, set and match Swiatek
The world number 1 won 6-2, 6-1 in just 1 hour and 4 minutes of play. There was no photo on the Philippe Chatrier court.
And an ace to conclude!
… and forehand
That’s three match points. 40-00
Swiatek distributes backhand
She is two points out of the game. 30-00
Shields raised against “I say that”! It’s a real debate: beyond their French nationality (and therefore our subjectivity towards them), can we consider Tsonga, Monfils, Simon and Gasquet as great champions? I do not have the answer !
Swiatek white break, 5-1
The games go by very quickly. Barring a miracle, it is the native of Warsaw who will qualify for the final of the Parisian Grand Slam.
Rest assured, you will certainly be able to keep them longer than her. Swiatek wears out his shoes too quickly!
The forehand of the Russian finishes very far from the corridor.
If you could send us a GIF with it, that would be fine!
Completely validated! (The joke, not the dance though!)
Swiatek game, 4-1
We are getting closer to the end of the match and a second qualification in the final for the Polish, winner of the 2020 edition at Porte d’Auteuil. It would also be the 34th consecutive victory for the world number 1.
Kasatkina is capable of a few backhand flashes like here. But they are not numerous enough to really worry Swiatek.