Iga Swiatek has skilled many assorted conditions on the Hologic WTA Tour, however on Wednesday she confronted a comparatively new dynamic. The No.2 seed had little bother with it, racing by means of her second tour-level match in opposition to a compatriot 6-1, 6-1 over Magda Linette to achieve the the China Open quarterfinals.
The previous World No.1, who’s making her debut in Beijing, will subsequent face both No.9 seed Caroline Garcia or Anhelina Kalinina, who play their third-round match on Thursday.
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Listed below are the important thing numbers from Swiatek’s straight-sets win:
4: Variety of instances Swiatek has confronted a fellow Pole throughout all skilled ranges. Her solely earlier tour-level assembly with a countrywoman was within the first spherical of Warsaw 2022, when she defeated Magdalena Frech 6-1, 6-2. She improved to 3-1 general in opposition to her compatriots, with the one loss coming through retirement in opposition to Joanna Zawadzka within the first spherical of the 2018 Warsaw ITF W25 occasion.
2: This was simply the second all-Polish matchup at WTA 1000 degree because the format was launched in 2009, following Urszula Radwanska’s 6-4, 6-3 defeat of sister Agnieszka Radwanska within the first spherical of Dubai 2009.
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14: The outcome places Swiatek into her 14th quarterfinal of 2023, and ninth at WTA 1000 degree or above. She has reached at the least the final eight of all seven WTA 1000 tournaments she has contested (having not performed in Miami or Guadalajara).
4: Swiatek turns into the fourth participant since 2009 to achieve seven or extra WTA 1000 quarterfinals in a single season, following Agnieszka Radwanska (eight in 2012 and 7 in 2014), Li Na (seven in 2012) and Serena Williams (seven in 2013).
60: The outcome was Swiatek’s sixtieth win of 2023. Her general file this season is 60-11 to this point. In 2022, she completed with a 67-9 file.
18: This was the 18th match Swiatek has gained this yr for the lack of two or fewer video games.
65: Minutes required by Swiatek to triumph in her first assembly with Linette. She tallied 16 winners to Linette’s three, and stored her unforced error depend to 11 in comparison with Linette’s 13.
0: Break factors confronted by Swiatek. She dropped simply eight factors behind her serve in complete — three behind her first and 5 behind her second.
33: Linette was unable to reap the benefits of a below-par 33% first-serve proportion by Swiatek within the first set. Within the second, the World No.2 improved considerably to land 80% of her first deliveries.
51: Swiatek gained virtually double the variety of factors within the match than Linette, who totalled 26.
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