Only in the very beginning of the match was Iga Swiatek maybe remotely troubled by Daria Kasatkina, but overall it was a dominant 6-2 6-1 victory for the world number one who returns to the Roland Garros final.
Even though the 20th-seeded Kasatkina quickly erased the initial 2-0 deficit she faced, Swiatek’s superiority was never questioned. The title favorite won four consecutive games from 2-2 to comfortably take the first set, sealing it with a love break. When Kasatkina was not helping her with unforced errors, Swiatek took advantage of her opponent’s extremely weak second serves.
The second set was not competitive at all, as the 2020 Roland Garros champion Swiatek quickly brushed aside her opponent, completing the match win a love hold in 64 minutes.
Swiatek has now defeated Kasatkina four times this season, surrendering a total of 14 games. Results in Paris are stretching the Pole’s impressive winning streak to 34 matches.
In the championship match, Swiatek will face the winner of the upcoming semifinal on Court Philippe-Chatrier: Coco Gauff vs. Martina Trevisan.