In the round of 16, Swiatek, who won for the first time on Parisian sand in 2020, meets the Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko (66th), who dominated the Canadian Bianca Andreescu (42nd) 6: 1, 6: 1.
In the first two rounds, the Pole, who just celebrated her 22nd birthday, added 6:0 to her opponents (Bucsa and Liu). Wang, she was entitled to two.
Overall, the Chinese scored just 17 points during the game and made 22 unforced errors while scoring just three victory points.
“It was a very solid performance, I was really disciplined and did everything tennis-wise, I’m very satisfied,” commented Swiatek, who is planning a boat trip on the Seine until the end of the season for the Paris weeks.
The three-time Grand Slam winner needs to reach at least the quarterfinals to stay on the throne at the end of Roland-Garros.
In addition, Kazakh Elena Rybakina, fourth in the world, was eliminated before her third round match.
“I haven’t slept well the last two nights, I’ve had a fever and a headache,” she said at a press conference. It’s difficult to perform, walk and even breathe, so it was the only decision I could make.
As the winner of the WTA 1000 tournament in Rome last month on clay and a finalist at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year, the 23-year-old was one of the title contenders in Paris.
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