Swiatek Defeats Vondrousova to Reach French Open Semi-Final

Swiatek Defeats Vondrousova to Reach French Open Semi-Final

PkRevenue.com – Iga Swiatek, the world’s top-ranked player, continues her remarkable run at Roland-Garros, advancing to the semi-finals for the fourth time after defeating Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova. Swiatek displayed exceptional form, winning the quarter-final match 6-0, 6-2 in just 62 minutes.

Known for her respect towards her opponents, Swiatek refrains from discussing her dominance in matches, yet her performance on Tuesday was a testament to her skill and determination.

This victory marks her 19th consecutive win at Roland-Garros and her 17th straight win on clay this season, showcasing her relentless aggression and efficiency.

Swiatek’s momentum continued from her previous match, where she defeated Anastasia Potapova 6-0, 6-0, conceding just 10 points. The 23-year-old has a strong record against left-handed players, having only lost twice, which made Vondrousova’s task particularly challenging.

Swiatek set an ominous tone early, striking seven unanswered winners in the first three games. Vondrousova, known for her lefty spin and crafty play, struggled to counter Swiatek’s power and depth. Despite a valiant effort, Vondrousova managed to hold her serve for 1-1 in the second set, but Swiatek’s dominance remained unshaken.

Swiatek’s performance was highlighted by 25 winners, including 21 from her forehand, and she won 23 of 26 first-serve points. Vondrousova acknowledged Swiatek’s superiority on clay, saying, “She’s, I feel like, way better than anyone else on clay, and especially here. It’s very tough. I feel like on the court you have nothing to maybe offer or she’s just too strong here.”

Next, Swiatek faces third seed Coco Gauff in a rematch of last year’s final and quarter-finals, where Swiatek holds a 10-1 record. Swiatek remains focused, stating, “[It will be] the same as before any other match. You don’t want to change your routines. It’s good to just keep going and not think about this match as something huge, but just another match to not put too much baggage on your shoulders.”