Iga Świątek Dominance in Indian Wells!  Polka in the quarterfinals

Opening for Świątek, who will turn 22 in May, she had a so-called. In the second round she won easily 6-0, 6-1 over American Claire Liu, and in the third she had to work hard to eliminate 32nd seed Canadian Bianca Andreescu 6-3, 7-6 (7-1).

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In the 1/8 finals, coach Thomas Wiktorowski was waiting for Radokan, who defeated Magda Linette in two sets in the second round. A year younger than Sviótek, the Canadian-born daughter of Chinese and Romanian women — hence the Asian features and Romanian surname — she became known to a wider audience in the summer of 2021, when she played a “wild card” reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon. Two months later, she was on the lips of the entire tennis world when she triumphed sensationally at the US Open Grand Slam tournament.

But the previous season was not so successful for the British, who changed coaches more often than I achieved good results. She joined the match against Świątek as the player number 77 in the world rankings, although she was already in the 10th position.

The match started at 21 local time. It is no wonder that Polish women go to the court wearing a warm sweater. But during the match, she warmed up quickly, because the opponent set the bar high for her and the start of the match was very even. British women put up fierce resistance, imposing their terms in many exchanges and putting on amazing plays.

However, she was unable to maintain such a disposition for a longer part of the encounter, and the moment came when a faster, stronger, more accurate and, above all, more physically prepared striker began to take control.

The fate of the first batch turned out to be the sixth match, in which Schvetke won “dry” with Radokan. I immediately followed the blow and became 5: 2, and after a while – with another service game – I achieved success in this combination.

In the second, the British could not stand a big spurt at first, and then the game was played only on the terms of the leader of the world ranking, who left no illusions about who was the best that day. She played confidently, freely and calmly, scoring death and increasingly resigned Raducanu 6:1 and winning the entire duel after less than an hour and a half of competition.

– I was very disciplined on the court, I played a really strong game – summed up Šuetek, the second victory in her career over Radokan, who also defeated last year in the quarterfinals in Stuttgart.

Sorana Cirstea will be Raszynianka’s next challenger. The veteran Romanian was defeated in the fourth seeded round with the French “five” Caroline Garcia 6: 4, 4: 6, 7: 5

The 32-year-old tennis player from Bucharest has already eliminated four opponents in California, although Madison Keys withdrew after the first set for health reasons. He was the 21st rocket in the world, now he is 83rd in the world rankings, but in individual tournaments he climbs to the highest levels and can threaten the best.

Shvetek and Kirst have met only once so far – the Polish woman won in three sets in the 1/8 final of last year’s Australian Open in Melbourne.

– We know each other very well, because apart from this match, we trained together several times before the season. An experienced competitor, she certainly deserves one hundred percent to participate in the quarterfinals. Tennis can surprise, but I’ll be ready and do everything I can to get ahead, – admitted the Polish woman in a short conversation on the court.

Round of 16 result (fourth round):

Iga Świątek – Emma Radokan 2:0 (6:3, 6:1).

AA, PAP

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