Swiatek powers into Roland Garros semifinals with a win over qualifier Trevisan


After ousting title favorite Simona Halep in the fourth round, Polish world No.54 Iga Swiatek continued her fine form by dominating surprise quarterfinalist Martina Trevisan of Italy 6-3 6-1 to advance to her first Grand Slam semis at the French Open.

The world No.159 Trevisan opened the night match with a 2-0 lead, but Swiatek won twelve of the next fourteen games to record yet another quick victory this fortnight. The 19-year-old hasn’t lost a set en route to the semis and today’s encounter that lasted just one hour and 18 minutes was her longest at the 2020 edition of the clay-court Grand Slam.

Despite the loss, Trevisan has a lot to be happy about. After sixteen straight losses to Top 100 players across all levels between 2017 and 2020, the 26-year-old posted four consecutive wins over such opponents in one week in Paris. Moreover, she will surpass her previous career-high ranking of No.144 achieved back in 2017 and break into the Top 100.

Swiatek’s opponent in the final four will be another qualifier, Argentina’s Nadia Podoroska, who upset third seed Elina Svitolina earlier on Tuesday.


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