On Thursday, Iga Świątek and Bethanie Mattek-Sands began performing doubles at the WTA 1000 Championships in Indian Wells. The early competitors did not cause them any problems.
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Bethanie Mattek-Sands is competing in Indian Wells for the first time since 2016. She then reached the semi-finals, her partner being Czech Lucy Safarova. This time he performed with Iga Świątek. On Thursday, she defeated Polish and American women’s Julia Lohoff and Alexandra Panwa 6:1, 6:3.
There were three breaks in the first set, which Matek-Sands and Schwietik scored in 1:0, 4:1, and 6:1. In the second game, the American and the Pole lost two games of 3:1. In the next three, they increased the pace and gave their opponents only two points .
Świątek and Mattek-Sands make their fifth appearance of the season. They did the best of Roland Garros, losing only Czechs Barbor Krezhikova and Katerina Sinyakova in the finals. In addition, they passed the semi-finals in Miami and the quarter-finals in Cincinnati, and were knocked out by Madrid in the second round.
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The final in Paris is the greatest double achievement of Christmas. Mattek-Sands has five Grand Slam titles to his credit and they all win with Safarova (Australian Open 2015 and 2017, Roland Garros 2015 and 2017, US Open 2016). The American Woman triumphed in Indian Wells in 2016 with Coco Vandeweghe.
In the quarter-finals, he will face Poles, Taiwanese Americans, Su Wei Hsieh, Belgium’s Elise Mertens (second place), American Amanda Anisimova and Ukraine’s Dagana Gastremska.
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WTA 1000, Hard Court, $8.761 Million Prize Pool
Thursday 7 October
Women’s Doubles Round 1:
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) / Iga Świątek (Poland) – Julia Lohof (Germany) / Alexandra Panwa (Russia) 6:1, 6:3
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