Swiatek Cruises Past Keys, Will Get Gauff In Rome Masters SF; Sabalenka, Collins v Azarenka QF

by Staff | May 14th, 2024, 6:55 pm
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Iga Swiatek upped her win streak to 10 hammering Madison Keys 6-1, 6-3 to reach the Rome Masters semifinals.

The 2-time tournament champion beat Keys in Madrid earlier this month by the same score, and she won on to win that title. Today, she broke four times and saved all 10 break points faced.

“Today felt like the best day since I came here,” Swiatek said. “It was a solid performance, for sure.


“I felt really in my zone today. I wasn’t really thinking much about the score or what’s really going on, I was just there present, focused on the next rally, it worked really well.”

On Thursday, Swiatek will collide with another American in Coco Gauff. The 20-year-old Gauff eased past Australian Open runner-up Qinwen Zheng in a first-time meeting 7-6(7-4), 6-1.

Gauff, who has been plagued by double faults, tossed in six but only faced one break point in the match. The win was Gauff’s first over a Top 10 player all year.

Tomorrow, the last two quarterfinals take place.

No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka collides with No. 9 Jelena Ostapenko. Sabalenka is ahead of Ostapenko 2-0 in their tour-level collisions winning their most recent contest in Dubai last year.

The red-hot Danielle Collins locks up with No. 24 Victoria Azarenka for a third time. They have slit two have split two tour-level encounters but haven’t met this decade.


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