On the seventh day of the French Open at Roland Garros, he will face the best racket of the world Iga Schvetek Xinyu Wang, ranked 80th in the WTA ranking.
The Polish woman has already dished out two donuts at this tournament so far, and during her two appearances at the Paris Grand Prix she has spent less than three hours on the court.
The current champion demonstrated her clay-court dominance at Roland Garros as she entered the third round of her favorite Grand Slam and held out hope of becoming the first woman to successfully defend her title in 16 years.
She defeated the world number one in the WTA rankings in the first round, the 70th-ranked Spaniard Christina Bosca 6: 4, 6: 0, and in the 1/32 finals the day after her 22nd birthday with the same score 102 on the American WTA list Claire Leo.
In today’s match, Świątek will play against China’s Wang Xinyu, fighting for a place in the second week of the tournament.
With her impressive results, Iga is also trying to maintain the leader position of the ranking, which she has been in for more than a year. Failure to win a fourth Grand Slam singles title could see her lose the number one spot to Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka. Belgium’s Justine Henin was the last woman to win Roland Garros for the second time in a row in 2007, as she won her third consecutive title and fourth French Open.
Today’s competitor Shvetek is 4 months younger than Razin. In the first round, she defeats Shinyu in 1 hour and 15 minutes. In the ranking, the Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6: 3, 6: 2, and in the next two hours the 87th-ranked Swede Rebecca Peterson 7: 6 (5), 6: 2.
The Shenzhen-born player has never reached the third round of a Grand Slam event before, and a duel with just Iga will be the first of these WTA pro players.
In the 1/8 finals, the winner of the Świątek – Xinyu fight will face the winner of the match scheduled for 14.30, 42nd place Canadian Biancy Vanessa Andreescu with 66th place Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko.
Today’s match Świątek – Xinyu will start no later than 4 pm and will be broadcast on Eurosport 1 and on player.pl.