World No. 1 Iga Swiatek thoroughly dominated her Warsaw Open debut, calling it “amazing” to start the Poland Open off on such a high note. Swiatek, 21, breezed through fellow Pole Magdalena Frech 6-1, 6-2 to get to the Warsaw round of 16.
Swiatek, a Warsaw native, was absent from the inaugural Poland Open, which took place the previous year. Swiatek stated after making her debut in Warsaw, “For sure playing in your hometown with all that audience is very fantastic,” according to the WTA website.
“I didn’t have a lot of opportunities to compete in tournaments in Poland, so coming here and staying in the zone and not allowing my mind to wander was definitely going to need extra focus and commitment.”
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The first set saw a one-game stalemate between the two players until Swiatek claimed back-to-back breaks and took the following five games to take the first set.
Frech led 2-1 after the first three games of the second set. Similar to what happened in the first set, Swiatek then went on a tremendous run, winning the following five games to finish the match in a convincing straight-set victory.
“Magda is not a simple opponent, so I’m glad I played well today. I tried to put pressure on her right away, and I think I did a very good job of it. With our respective styles, I’m fairly confident that the outcome may alter on various surfaces, such as grass.
However, I had no trouble using my topspins to return here “Explained by Swiatek. When Swiatek unexpectedly lost to Alize Cornet in the third round at Wimbledon, her streak of 37 victories came to a stop. Swiatek completed a training block after taking a little rest following Wimbledon.
Swiatek is back in action right now, and in her first match after Wimbledon, she dominated completely. The 146th-ranked Gabriela Lee will face Swiatek for a spot in the Warsaw quarterfinal.