The Polish and world number 1, Iga Swiatek, dismissed the Russian Daria Kasatkina in two sets (6-2 / 6-1) this Thursday during the first semi-final of the women’s table. She therefore qualified, two years later, for her second final at Roland-Garros. She will face the American Gauff or the Italian Trevisan.
A clear and flawless victory for Iga Swiatek. The Polish, world number 1, easily dismissed the Russian Daria Kasatkina, seeded number 20 in the tournament. A success in two sets (6-2/6-1) which allows him to reach the final for the second time in his career. Surprise winner in 2020, Iga Swiatek lined up a 34th victory in a row on the WTA circuit, and equaled Serena Williams’ record which dated from 2013. She is the big favorite for the title which will be played on Saturday afternoon against the American Coco Gauff or Italian Martina Trevisan.
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“After my first success, there was the Covid and I couldn’t see how many people there were who support me”, launched the Pole to the public at the end of this victory which qualifies her for the second major final of his career, at just 21 years old.
Already 5 titles this season for Swiatek
Facing Kasatkina, Swiatek very quickly got his hands on the game. After an exchange of face-offs in the first set, the Pole benefited from the largesse of her opponent to make the break and lead 4-2. Despite the encouragement of the public who felt her in perdition, Kasatkina, 25, then never managed to compete, weighed down by too many unforced errors (24).
This Thursday, Iga Swiatek was the first world number 1 to play in a semi-final at Roland-Garros since Simona Halep in 2018. The Romanian had finally won the title. For her part, the Pole, who inherited the status of world number 1 when the Australian Ashleigh Barty retired in March, has assumed her status well since she holds the record of 5 titles already this season (Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Rome).
To date, Roland-Garros 2020 is the only Grand Slam tournament on its record. In January, she reached the last four at the Australian Open, beaten by American Danielle Collins.