Had Karolina Muchova played anyone else, she might have won straight, but this was world No. 1 Iga Swiatek at Thursday’s French Open final two months ago. Two races that had been delayed due to rain took more than nine hours.
However, the result was the same, with Swiatek winning 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Omnium National Bank tournament in Montreal. When the new Hologic WTA Tour rankings come out on Monday, that’s 72 straight weeks and counting, putting her ahead of Caroline Wozniacki to sit 10th on the weekly list at No. 1.
Montreal: Score | Draw | Order of Play
“You have to find power even though we are here at 9am,” Swiatek said in her court interview. “Obviously it was a pretty special day. And I don’t think I’ve ever had a situation like this in my career. So there is an opportunity to learn something new. and see what I am capable of Even if we play like this ”match like three times”
And while Swiatek’s 2022 was one of the best seasons in WTA history, 2023 is starting to resemble a progressive chapter.Thai Winning Match of the Season Only one woman in the past four years has exceeded that number – Swiatek last year at 67. She was previously level with Anett Kontaveit and Ons Jabeur at 48.
Pecula’s highest record from a third-round win over Paulini.
Swiatek is the first player to win 40 or more WTA 1000 events in two years (24th in 2022 and 17th in 2023) since Simona Halep in 2018-2019 (23rd and 18th).
Next up is qualifier Daniel Collins, who continued his resurgence in Montreal on tally for his fifth win of the week after beating Leylah Fernandez 6-2, 6-3.
Swiatek lost just one game to Collins earlier this year in Doha. But the American beat her 6-4, 6-1 in last year’s Australian Open semi-finals.
Although Swiatek eventually finished the race But not all players will be able to enter the field. Among them are No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka, who faces No.15 Liudmila Samsonova on Friday, and No.7 Petra Kvitova, who faces No.12 Belinda Bencic.
Swiatek won 6 out of 7 games of the first set. But that count doesn’t reflect the level of excellent play by both sides. Muchova was in most points. But was destroyed under the relentless pressure Swiatek used. But Swiatek served out. When Swiatek took a break in the fourth game, Muchova made two mistakes.
Similarly, Swiatek made another break save at 3-1 with another superb serve, and Muchova responded with two errant hands in front. Game six was the best game of the tournament. And after playing a few cards, Swiatek managed to score her second serve break.
For this set, Swiatek saved all four breakpoints while Muchova made it 5v7.
The second set was an obvious turnaround, with Muchova losing a breakpoint against both of her and an increasingly frustrated Swiatek. With a forehand error, the tie is 0 to 3, just like Roland. Garros in the final Mushowa raised the level of competition.
“Of course I hit up and down. And I felt that,” Swiatek said. “I made a mistake in the second set. Which is what– you can’t do that if you want to win races that distance.
“Obviously Carolina is the type of player who uses these opportunities and situations. And she puts pressure on these times too. But I want to reset and go into the third set with new energy and a little bit better movement.”
As it rained down in Montreal Both players had plenty of time to cool off and prepare for the crucial third set. When they got back, Swiatek thrashed Muchova for a 1-0 lead right away.
Later (shortly after) Swiatek was able to hold on and take a 2-0 lead. The edge stood up all the way. she ended up in love
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