Bencic withdrew from Doha due to fatigue and helped Šwiatek to the semi-finals

Bencic withdrew from Doha due to fatigue and helped Šwiatek to the semi-finals

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Illustration photo – Polish tennis player Iga Šwiateková in the round of 16 of the Australian Open in Melbourne, January 22, 2023.

Doha/Delray Beach/Buenos Aires – World Tennis No. 1 Polish Iga Šwiateková is without a fight in the semi-finals in Doha. Her Swiss rival, Belinda Bencicová, withdrew from the tournament due to fatigue after a three-set battle in the second round and after a previous demanding program.

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Bencicová resigned from Dauh because of únava & helped Š wiatekové to semi-final

Bencicová due to ú withdrew from Doha and helped Šwiatekové to the semi-finals

Twenty-five-year-old Bencicová, the Olympic winner from last year's games in Tokyo, won the trophy in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. In Doha, in the second round on Wednesday, she turned the match against Viktoria Azarenkova from 1:6 and 1:4. The duel with Šwiateková should have been her seventh match in the last nine days.

After progressing over the world number nine Bencicová, Šwiateková has today off and in Friday's semi-final she will face the winner of the duel between Veronika Kuděrmětová from Russia and the American Coco Gauff, who eliminated Petra Kvitova in the second round.

Pecotič's fairy-tale debut was ended in Delray Beach by home tennis player Giron

Matija Pecotič did not add another sensation at the tennis tournament in Delray Beach. The 33-year-old Croatian, who works full-time in the financial sector and had to take time off work for the first match, beat former world number eight Jack Sock in the opening round, but was not good enough for another American, Marcos Giron, in the second.

Pecotic's story drew such a response that his second career ATP Tour main event match drew a crowd of fans. Even the head of his company watched his winning debut against Sock on Wednesday. But Pecotič won't have to ask for another day off from work, he lost twice to Giron 3:6.

Alcaraz returned to the tennis scene victoriously after an injury in Buenos Aires

After an almost four-month health break, former world number one Carlos Alcaraz made a triumphant return to the ATP circuit. On clay in Buenos Aires, the 19-year-old Spanish tennis player defeated Lasl Djere of Serbia 6:2, 4:6, 6:2 to advance to the quarterfinals.

“It feels great to win again,” said Alcaraz, who during treatment of the abdominal muscles and then the legs, he lost the world throne. He sat on it last September as the youngest player in history. After the Australian Open, however, he was replaced at the head by Serbian Novak Djokovic.

“It's been a very long time without tournaments, without matches, just constant recovery. Finally I have my first win in 2023,” added Alcaraz. He will play against another Serbian opponent, Dušan Lajović, for the semi-finals in the Argentine capital.

Last season, Alcaraz won five titles on the circuit, including the premier Grand Slam trophy from the US Open, but then he injured his abdominal muscles and lost the Tournament of Champions and Davis Cup final tournament. At the beginning of January, his thigh muscle betrayed him again and he missed the Australian Open.

Women's tennis tournament in Doha

(hard surface, $780,637 subsidy):< /p>

Singles – quarter-finals:

Šwiateková (1-Pol.) – Bencicová (7-Switzerland) no fight.

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Delray Beach Men's Tennis Tournament

(hard court, $718,245 endowment):

Singles – 2nd round :

Mmoh (USA) – Shapovalov (3-Can.) 7:5, 3:6, 6:3, Giron (USA) – Pecotic (Croatia) 6:3, 6:3.

Men's tennis tournament in Buenos Aires

(clay, $711,600 subsidy):

Singles – 2nd round:

Alcaraz (1-Sp.) – Djere (Serb.) 6:2, 4:6, 6:2, Lajovič ( Serbia) – Ugo (Arg.) 6:3, 6:1.