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Iga Swiatek Survives the French Open Quarterfinals

The supporters of Tennis might really be having an exciting time now. With the French Open in full swing, you have the Wimbledon and US open to look forward to in a couple of months. Tennis is one of the most popular games in the world and fans surely do not just watch it for entertainment. Just as in the case of any other sport, tennis fans too engage in sports betting. Moreover, with the development of online betting no matter where you are in the world, you can always bet on the winnings of your favorite player or team. Moreover, if you are a beginner, there are exciting welcome bonuses like the Bet365 welcome bonus that will glue you right away. Speaking of betting, we should definitely talk about Iga Swiatek, the number one in women’s tennis right now.

The Chinese teenager Zheng Qinwen stretched Iga Swiatek all the way in the fourth round of the French Open. The Pole then went ahead for a three-set win. This would mean a clash with the American player Jessica Pegula in the quarterfinals. 

On 23rd April, in the semifinals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Iga Swiatek lost a set for the last time. The Russian player Liudmila Samsonovaof had taken up against her. Moreover, in this opening set that lasted for a terrible span of 82 minutes, the 19-year-old Zheng pushed her hard. She had saved 5 set points and had rallied from the 5-2 deficits in the set as well as in the following tiebreaker.

However, as per the press interview after the match, Zheng had fallen quite sick in the course of the match. She felt her legs becoming tight and her stomach had an issue. She tried overpowering them through the first set but could not outdo them anymore after that.

The former winner at Roland Garros, Swiatek, let her first set drop in about a little more than a month against Zheng. However, she rallied for a whooping 6-7(5), 6-0, 6-2 win inside Court Philippe-Chatrier. This enabled her to extend her undefeated run to 32 matches consecutively.

After the 2 hour 45-minute run, Swiatek will again have to appear before Jessica Pegula, the 11th-seeded American tennis player. Pegula, on the other hand, rallied for 3-set win as in 4-6, 6-2, and 6-3 against the Romanian Irina Camelia Begu, thereby making it to the last eight in the French Open for the first time. In addition to this, this is also Pegula’s first victory against Begu because she had never won a set before against her. In their two previous runs, Romania had won the titles. This also includes the WTA 250 in Melbourne in the beginning of this session. 

She is one of the three American female tennis players who have made it to the quarterfinals in the French Open this time. The two others are Sloane Stephens and Coco Gauff. The latter two will play in the bottom half’s last eight.

Huynh Nguyen

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