No player has yet managed to win more than five games against Iga Swiatek at the French Open 2020. Martina Trevisan stopped at four. Simona Halep three, just to be clear. The wonderful adventure of the Tuscan tennis player found a conclusion only in the quarter-finals.
A paradox, if we think that it had never even happened to win a match at the Grand Slam level in the three previous appearances. The defeat against the Polish tennis player (who stopped the clock after about eighty minutes) does not have an unbearable weight.
Rather. Martina, among other things, became the twelfth player starting from the qualifications and reaching the quarters on the land of Bois de Boulogne and above all to enter for the first time in her career among the top hundred players in the world.
In any case, the 6-3 6-1 final tells it all. With a less conservative tactical project than usual, and a rather high amount of points with the first ball, the Tuscan tennis player manages to get out of the starting blocks more quickly.
Especially to archive three of the first four games. Swiatek - who has a wider range of weapons at his disposal - adapts, considerably limits the number of unforced errors and builds the deadly 8-0 split on the left diagonal.
Diagonal which touches on the 30-40 4-3 and which he finds again in the fifteen immediately following. Trevisan - who draws a handful of winning answers and faces 15-40 - basically has time to move zero from the game box in the second fraction.
More complete, technically and technically, the Polish tennis player.
An unprecedent Slam semifinal
Nadia Podoroska. Or rather, the first tennis player in the history of Roland Garros to reach the semifinals starting from the cadet draw.
The twenty-three-year-old of Ukrainian origin - born in Rosario - takes the whim to put the blancoceleste flag back in the top four after sixteen years and to push herself forcefully among the top fifty players in the world.
Funny, thinking that in the only Grand Slam attempt dated two thousand and sixteen (at least in a main draw) he had not passed the first round cut. The how and why of 6-2 6-4 to Elina Svitolina, in the logic of things one of the best in the bunch - can be found in the thirty winners that she piles up in just eighty minutes of play.
In a match conditioned by thirteen breaks, the Argentine tennis player manages to archive a vital turn at 4-4 and to complete the work at the third useful opportunity. We will therefore have a Grand Slam semi-final between number fifty-four and number one hundred and thirty-one in the world.
If we compare it to the men's ranking, we will find ourselves talking about Pablo Andujar and Peter Gojowczyk. With a handful of hours late on the schedule - due to rain - Danielle Collins gets a pass for the quarter-finals thanks to the success in three sets against Ons Jabeur. On Wednesday the twenty-six year old will meet Sofia Kenin for the stars and stripes derby.