Swiatek cruises, Halep upset in the second round of Roland Garros


Favorite Iga Swiatek served another bagel as she progressed into the third round of Roland Garros, while fellow former champion Simona Halep got knocked out by a Chinese teenager.

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Top seed Iga Swiatek continues to solidify her dominance on the Hologic WTA Tour, this time with a rapid 6-0 6-2 victory over Alison Riske in the second round on Court Suzanne-Lenglen. The Pole took just 61 minutes to extend her winning streak to 30 matches. Moreover, the bagel she served to the American is a Tour-leading 15th 6-0 set this year.

Previously, the 2020 Roland Garros champion Swiatek wasted only 54 minutes in her first-round victory over Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko. The most dominant WTA player right now is aiming for a sixth consecutive title.

The 2018 French Open winner Simona Halep lost to 19-year-old Zheng Qinwen of China 2-6 6-2 6-1 on Thursday. Roland Garros is Halep’s most successful major, with 32 matches she won in Paris, but this time she fell to a player who was competing at a Grand Slam only for the second time in her young career.

The world No.74 Zheng went from a break down early in the second set and won eight games in a row as Halep struggled with some sort of illness, having difficulty breathing.


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