Unbeatable Swatek Impresses, Halep Surprises Chinese Teen | Tennis

Unbeatable Swatek Impresses, Halep Surprises Chinese Teen |  Tennis

After 61 minutes, Swiatek finished it off with a strong comeback, which turned out to be too strong for the No. 43 in the world. Swiatek dominated from point one to point one, not allowing her opponent a single stopping point and hitting no fewer than 23 winners.

For Swiatek, this was already her 30th straight win. The last defeat of the 20-year-old Pole was in mid-February. Then she lost in Dubai to Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia.

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“It’s a matter of maintaining focus and putting pressure on my opponents. It’s very difficult, because in every game you have to be ‘in the box’. I’m happy to play very well, especially my first time at Susan Lenglin Court,” Swiatek said.

In the third round, she will face Swiatek Danka Kovinic of Montenegro.

Former Roland Garros champion Halep surprised a Chinese teenager

Former champion Simona Halep has already been eliminated in the second round at Roland Garros. After a good start, the 30-year-old world No. 19 lost 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 to younger Zeng Chenwen of China.

Halep won the Grand Slam in Paris in 2018. Four years ago she was too strong for American Sloane Stephens in the final in three sets. A year after her title at Roland Garros, she was also the best at Wimbledon.

The 19-year-old, ranked 74th in the world, had never competed in the main tournament for Roland Garros before. She made her Grand Slam debut earlier this year at the Australian Open. In Melbourne, she reached the second round.

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Collins and Pliskova also go home

The tournament also ended for ninth seed Danielle Collins. The American had to get to know her compatriot president Shelby Rogers 6-4 6-3. At the beginning of this year, the 28-year-old Collins reached the final battle at the Australian Open. She lost in straight sets to Melbourne’s Ashleigh Barty, who ended her career earlier this year.

Karolina Pliskova was also eliminated earlier in the day. The Czech ranked eighth 6-2 6-2 without a chance against the French Julia Gangin, who is ranked 227 in the world rankings.

Paula Padusa, No. 3 on the placement list, managed to avoid disqualification. The Spaniards had to go deeper to get rid of Kaja Jovan of Slovenia: 7-5 3-6 6-2.

Seventh seed Aryna Sabalenka more convincingly joined the last 32. The 24-year-old from Belarus had few problems with Madison Pringle from the United States. In 62 minutes it became 6-1 6-3.

Czech defending champion Barbora Krejkova was eliminated in the opening round.

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