- Iga Świątek was the favorite in the quarter-final match against Coco Gauff
- The Polish woman started the match brilliantly, in the first set she did not give her opponent any game. The 18-year-old American woman is frustrated after every mistake she made
- In the second set, Gauff tried to start a fight, but Świątek developed a safe advantage, thanks to which she won and advanced to the semi-finals of the tournament in San Diego.
- In it, he will face Pole Jessica Pegula. This meeting is likely to take place from Saturday night to Sunday
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Iga Świątek’s meeting (1st in the WTA Ranking) with Coco Gauff (8th) has been announced as a fantastic replay of the June French Open Final. Then the 18-year-old Polish-American tennis player did not give any chances and easily won 6: 1, 6: 3.
But on Saturday, Gough had a slight handicap – she played in her own country, while Ija Schwietik came to the US a few days ago and can still sense what’s called jet lag, i.e. problems switching to a different time zone. However, the Polish woman was the favorite in the quarter-finals in San Diego.
The start of the match showed well why. American Swiatek broke “Good morning”, then – after a fierce battle – won her bid and a few minutes into the match she was already ahead 2: 0. In the longer exchanges, Goff tried to keep up with the Polish woman, tried to surprise her, but often made mistakes at crucial moments. It hit the net and hit the car.
Swiatek, as befits the leader of the rankings, played almost flawlessly and diligently used every mistake of her opponent. It only took 19 minutes to win two of her passes, break Gauff twice and lead 4-0. The American showed the first signs of irritation – nervous missile strikes after unsuccessful actions.
“This is inexplicable,” Canal + Sport commentators said after another Gauff blunder. One can get the impression that the American crashed with each unsuccessful game and gave more points to the rushing Iga Świątek without a fight. The Polish woman was already leading 5:0 in the first group.
Match 6 of Group One was a perfect representation of the entire match so far. Coco Gauff was leading 40:15, she had two balls to break and didn’t use any of them. Iga Świątek ran “Turbo”, won four consecutive events and after only 29 minutes easily won the opening match 6-0. The Polish woman was simply unstoppable!
The second group started in the same way as the first group. Świątek Gauff broke, efficiently winning a gem on her website and actually gaining an advantage over her competition. Not only a point, but also a mental one, because every subsequent mistake was accepted by the 18-year-old American to resign. Everything indicates that the Polish women are on the highway to the semi-finals.
Only in the third game of the second set Coco Gauff won her bid and showed the first signs that she could spoil Polish blood. The servers won the next two games without any problems and the score was 3:2 for Iga Świątek, who had the advantage of one break.
To the delight of the American public, Hollow caught the wind in her sails and won the third consecutive Jewel in her service. But at this meeting, it was Schwetek who distributed the cards and showed that everything was under control. Because even when Goff showed a successful play, the Polish woman answered with two of those.
Swiatek probably won her next order, topping 5:3 and was one step closer to the semi-finals. Bulka tightened the “helix” in the next game, breaking her opponent and winning the second set 6:3. Thus, she was promoted to the top four in the San Diego Championships!
Jessica Pegola will be competing against Iga Šwietik in the semi-finals. This match will likely take place on Saturday night.
Total tournament prize money in San Diego is 757,000. Gap. The semi-finalists may be sure of 42,000. The gap. Bonus and 185 points for the WTA ranking.
Quarterfinals of the WTA Tour Championships in San Diego:
Iga Świątek – Coco Gauff 6: 0, 6: 3
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