Iga Świątek breakthrough moment. The whole world heard about it
- The match between Iga Świątek and Simona Halep was a breakthrough in the career of the Polish woman. She played perfectly and brought out the biggest candidate in the tournament
- This win fueled the 18-year-old and gave her great motivation to win her first Grand Slam title.
- There will be no rematch this year. The Romanian was disqualified for several months due to doping
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Even the promotion to the fourth round from Roland Garros can be seen as a great success for Iga Świątek. She defeated ranked Polish woman Marketa Vondrousova, and subsequently did not drop a set in clashes with Su-Wei Hsieh and Eugenie Bouchard. Simona Halep, however, was destined to be an insurmountable competitor.
It is difficult to be surprised at the predictions then, because we are talking about the “number one” tournament, that is, the player ranked number one, the greatest candidate for final success. Due to the absence of Ashleigh Partey, the Romanian had a chance to return to the top of the standings. An unknown 18-year-old from Poland stood in her way.
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The fourth round match is still remembered by fans as one of the best matches of Iga Świątek’s career so far. Despite winning two consecutive Grand Slam tournaments, the confrontation with Simona Halep showed the incredible skills of the tournament winner later on.
“She played amazingly today. She was everywhere hitting the balls hard. I knew she would play hard. It finished great for her, she was very confident, it was a great performance – said the Romanian after the meeting. Recognition from the opponent is the best summary of what It was happening that day at Roland Garros.
Watch the match summary between Iga Świątek and Simona Halep:
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That match is considered a breakthrough in the career of the Polish woman. The victory fueled her even more and she finished the tournament without dropping a single set. Thus, she became the first representative of Polish tennis to win a Grand Slam singles title. It happened at a time hardly anyone could have predicted, and Poles wondered if Świątek’s talent would allow her to match the successes of Agnieszka Radwańska. Today we know that this was just the beginning of our tennis player dominance.
During this year’s Roland Garros tournament, there will definitely not be a match between Schftik and Halep. The Romanian has been disqualified for doping since last season. Although the tennis player herself strongly denies any reports of intentional drug use, there is no indication that she will soon return to the game at the largest tournaments. It is not known if he will return to the court at the WTA tournaments.
Świątek will start this year against Garros with Kristina Buxa. The match will likely take place on Sunday or Monday.