Šwiateková will challenge Haddad Maia in the semi-finals in Paris

Šwiateková will challenge Haddad Maia in the semi-finals in Paris

Šwiatekov will challenge Haddad Maia in the semifinals in Paris< /p> French Open tennis tournament, June 7, 2023, Paris. Brazilian tennis player Beatriz Haddad Maia.

Paris – World number one and defending champion Iga Šwiateková advanced to the semi-finals at Roland Garros. The 22-year-old Pole beat the American Cori Gauff 6:4, 6:2 in a repeat of last year's final. In the next match, she will face fourteenth-seeded Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, who turned the duel with Tunisian Uns Džábir and won 3:6, 7:6 and 6:1. The second semi-final pair in Paris consists of Karolína Muchová and Aryna Sabalenková of Belarus.

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Šwiate will challenge Haddad Maia in the semi-finals in Paris

Šwiatekova will challenge Haddad Maia in the semi-finals in Paris

Šwiatekov challenges Maia Haddad in the semifinals in Paris< /p>

Šwiate in Paris challenges Haddad Maia in the semi-finals

Šwiateková defeated Gauffová, who was three years younger, in the seventh match between them and again did not lose a set against her. In the duel, she played 19 winning balls, the American paid for 23 unforced errors. The native of Warsaw did not lose a set in Paris this year, she lost only 15 games in the tournament so far.

“It was not easy. The first set in particular was really tight. The quarterfinals are often the hardest matches,” Šwiateková said after match on the court.

Although she did not take advantage of an early break against Gauff in the first set, she broke her opponent's serve once more at 5:4. The sixth player in the world kept pace in the second set only in the beginning. From 2:2, she lost the remaining four games and Šwiateková could clench her fist with joy in an hour and a half. In Paris, he is aiming for his third title and fourth Grand Slam victory.

Haddad Maia is the first Brazilian among the elite four in Paris in the so-called open era, i.e. since 1968. Until last week, the 27-year-old tennis player had not advanced further than the second round at the Grand Slams. She has now won five matches on the Paris clay, the last four of which were in three sets.

Against Džabirová, she got off to a poor start, she only held serve once in the opening set, but then she was able to rely on her serve and is celebrating the success of her life. The seventh ranked player, Džábirová, will not follow up on last year's title fights at Wimbledon and the US Open. Not even 38 winning balls and eight aces helped her.

French Open tennis tournament in Paris

(clay, subsidy 49.6 million euros):

Women:

Singles – quarterfinals:

Haddadová Maiaová (14-Brazil) – Džábirová ( 7-Tun.) 3:6, 7:6 (7:5), 6:1.

Mixed doubles – semi-finals:

Pütz, Katóová (German/Japan) – Middelkoop, Sutjiadiová (Netherlands/Indonesia) 7:5, 6:0.

Juniors:

Singles – 3rd round:

Prižmić (3-Croatia) – Mrva (CZE) 4:6, 6:1, 6:0 .

Junior women:

Singles – 3rd round: Crossleyová (8-Japan) – Valentová < /strong>(11-CR) 6:1, 6:3.