Iga Swiatec (1. In this) During Australian Open Championship He appears to be in really good shape at the start of the new season. In the first round, she defeated Jules Niemeyer (69 WTA) 6:4, 7:5, then beat Camila Osorio (84 WTA) 6:2, 6:3, and most recently won easily 6:0, 6:1 with Christina Buxa (100 .WTA). Now she has another challenge waiting for her.
Iga Świątek is in great shape at the Australian Open. When will you play the next match?
On January 22, she will face Polish woman Jelena Rybakina (25th WTA). The exact start time of the match is not yet known and will be announced by the tournament organizers. There were many indications that in the fourth round, Schvetek will play Danielle Collins (WTA XI), with whom she lost last year in Semi-finals This tournament. However, unexpectedly, the American lost 7: 5, 2: 6, 3: 6 to the lower-ranked Kazakh.
In previous WTA matches, Świątek and Rybakina had met once. The highest was the representative of Poland (quarter-final in Ostrava in 2021). However, this was not the only duel on the court. During the December matches of the World Tennis Championships, Rybakina easily won 6: 3, 6: 1.
– (Świątek – Ed.) Very strong, both physically and mentally. If I play tennis hard, I will stand a chance. I’ll do my best. To be honest, it doesn’t matter which round I play with Iga, because I know she’s a great player. The goal is to beat the best, it doesn’t matter if it’s the first or second round. It’s going to be a tough game, and I hope it goes my way – Rybakina said at a press conference before the fourth round of the Australian Open.
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Yelena Rybakina She (25th WTA) won the first round of the Australian Open 7:5, 6:3 with Elisabetta Cocciaretto (48th WTA), and in the second round she won 6:2, 6:1 with Kaja Juvan (104th WTA). After the aforementioned defeat of Collins, she smashed the first racket of the world, and it will be the most difficult challenge for her in this tournament. “I have prepared well and I feel better, I am stronger. I hope it will continue like this – said Kazaska, emphasizing that she was ready for the match with Świątek,
If Świątek defeats 21-year-old Rybakina, she will advance to the quarterfinals. There she will face Coco Gauff (7th WTA) or Jelena Ostapenko (17th WTA).. She was much better against Gauff, with whom she won all five matches, including the final Roland Garros 2022. The situation is completely different in the case of Ostapenko, so far she has faced Śftec three times and lost each time. There is no such negative balance with any other competitor. We write in detail via Świątek to the final – >>> here.
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