Australian Open (W) – Iga Swiatek in the Australian Open semi-finals


Manhandled by Kaia Kanepi (4-6, 7-6 [2], 6-3), Iga Swiatek managed to turn the situation to his advantage. The Pole will play her second Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open. Iga Swiatek has qualified for the Australian Open semi-finals. This is the second time that the Pole has invited herself to the last four of a Grand Slam, after Roland-Garros 2020, from which she ended up lifting the trophy. If her Porte d’Auteuil career had been a kind of waking dream, she is experiencing more difficulties in Melbourne. However, even jostled or without producing his best tennis, Swiatek always comes out. It’s quite a good thing because it proves that she is far from having shown her best face in Australia and that she is likely to raise her level. It is less reassuring for his opponents. read also The Australian Open draw Swiatek feverish on his serve but catchy in the exchanges Kaia Kanepi had the cruel experience of it in this quarter-final. While she had to save four break points, the Estonian converted the first opportunity in her favor and broke away 4-3. Swiatek was not going to be able to catch up, but she still showed good signs of rebellion including nine set points saved. Still as feverish in the conclusion, like his end of the match against Aryna Sabalenka, Kanepi still managed to conclude on his tenth opportunity. Still fragile on his serve at the start of the set, Swiatek started the second set by releasing a break. Kanepi didn’t take advantage of it and immediately returned the courtesy. Kanepi remained in his tactic (hitting hard), but Swiatek was much more consistent in the exchanges and the set ended on a tie-break that the Pole flew over. Kanepi took the hit. Taken by the throat, she was only going to win her engagement once in the last set. Tired and relieved, Swiatek could then savor her qualification for the semi-finals where she will face Danielle Collins who ended the career of AlizĂ© Cornet.

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