French Open: World No 1 Iga Swiatek Enters Semis With 33rd Successive Win

French Open: World No 1 Iga Swiatek Enters Semis With 33rd Successive Win

Iga Swiatek is in action at the French Open 2022.AFP

Iga Swiatek reached the semifinals of the French Open on Wednesday as a comfortable victory over American Jessica Pegula extended the world number one’s winning streak to 33 matches. The Polish star defeated Court Philippe Chatterjee 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the last four with Daria Kasatkina on Thursday. If Roland wins Garros ‘second title this week, Swiatek will equal Venus Williams’ record for the longest unbeaten run for a female player in the 21st century. But she said that despite her almost invincible form, she feels nervous before the big matches.

“I do (feel nervous),” Sweetick said. “Something strange is happening if I stop feeling nervous.

“Sometimes stress is a positive thing because it makes you more stressed and more active.”

The 21-year-old top seed won his only Grand Slam title in Paris two years ago on Tuesday.

It has won five consecutive tournaments this year, including four WTA 1,000 titles.

Despite not having the best performance, Sweetek eventually hit 30 winners in a one-sided match.

The 11th seed Pegula has also enjoyed a great season but is still waiting to reach the first major semi-final after losing in the last eight of the last two Australian Open.

Another dominant display from the pool was seen when Sweetick broke in the first game and then took a 40-0 lead in the second.

But Pegula regained five straight points for breaking the straight back and pointing to the best player in the world, perhaps not in his own way.

Swiatek played a brilliant comeback to take the lead 4-3, before Pagola completed four games in a row as Mast Wide to clinch the opening set.

He saved a breakpoint early in the second set before taking a 3-1 lead with the backhand winning line.

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Pegula managed to save three match points in the eighth game as he tried to knock Sweetie out of the match, but the former champion sealed the victory with another perfect backhand.

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