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Quadruple! Iga Swiatek once again left his rivals without a chance at Roland Garros

Date: July 18, 2024 Time: 04:26:54

Roland Garros is Iga Swiatek’s favorite Slam. To date, the Pole has won here three times: in 2020, 2022 and 2023. In 2021, Iga lost to Maria Sakkari in the quarterfinals, and the title went to the Czech Barbora Krejcikova, who inflicted a very offensive defeat on the Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three sets (6:1, 2:6, 6:4).

Interestingly, Swiatek could have easily missed the current final: Naomi Osaka was supposed to squeeze the clear favorite already in the second round, but she literally gave away the match she won with her own hands. It is very disappointing both for the Japanese and for the general intrigue of the tournament. “I am surprised by her level of play, especially on clay. Naomi was very precise, it is clear that she has improved her game on clay,” Iga said then.

As for Yasmine Paolini, the current season has become a breakthrough for her. The Italian has already reached the top 10 in the rankings and she also reached the final of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her career. And this is short stature and weak dimensions by tennis standards, which means that her serve is far from the best. Paolini became the third Italian woman in the Open era to reach the final at Roland Garros, after Francesca Schiavone (who won the title in 2010 and reached the final in 2011) and Sara Errani (who reached the final in 2012).

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Yasmin ruined the nerves of many fans at the current tournament, defeating Elina Avanesyan, Moscow’s Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan and Mirra Andreeva in the semifinals. And Swiatek, as we remember, completely defeated Anastasia Potapova in the fourth round 6:0, 6:0.

“Will I greet her in Polish before the game? Necessarily! I understand that she is a super champion and I will have to do something incredible to beat the three-time winner of the tournament here in the final,” Paolini admitted before her debut in the Slam final.

The score of personal matches before today’s meeting is 1-0 in favor of Iga (2-0, if we count not only the “Cascos” and WTA tournaments). Interestingly, the last time they played in the initial phase of a Grand Slam tournament, in the first round of the US Open 2022, and now their paths crossed in the final of a Major. She then beat Swiatek 6:3, 6:0. She also had a fight at the Prague Challenger (on clay) in 2018, where the Pole won 6:2, 6:1, but as this is a level of tournaments below the WTA, she does not count towards the official count. of personal matches.

As for the first set, Yasmin immediately got into the game, did not get lost on the court, did not tense up and did not lose this final in the locker room beforehand, as often happens in terms of psychology. At the beginning of the game, the Italian was able to recover a break point and then broke thanks to Iga’s errors.

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However, the Pole, who had come to her senses, improved: the world ranking leader played the points at a high pace with a minimum of inaccuracies, chasing her opponent to the corners. For the moment, Yasmin was able to endure such pranks, but then the forced errors began. Swiatek quickly took the initiative and won five games in a row.

It was immediately clear that Iga had steeled himself and smelled blood. In the second set Swiatek’s lead was no longer in doubt. He eventually won 10 games in a row, but at the same time Paolini managed to avoid the shuttlecock. The Polish player acted faster, played almost without errors, placed the balls in the corners, served well, had excellent techniques, including a burst, and Yasmin fought for every ball, but today she had nothing to beat such an opponent, who We can rightly call her the queen of Roland Garros (although Rafael Nadal, of course, is still far away).

A brilliant tournament for Swiatek, if we take into account the difficult second round match we mentioned with Naomi Osaka, when Iga came back from a match point. 18 hits and 13 errors for Iga, 7 – 18 for Yasmin. After the match against Osaka, the Polish player confidently took all the games, giving up only four games per set at most. 21st consecutive victory in Paris for Iga.

Three victories in a row at Roland Garros is a repeat of Justine Henin’s result. An outstanding achievement.

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