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The opponent of the winner of Roland Garros from 2020 will be Ons Džabúrová, who won the tournament in Madrid last week, from which Šwiateková withdrew due to the demanding program.
In the semifinals, the Tunisian defeated Russia’s Darja Kasatkinová 6: 4, 1: 6, 7: 5, who averted the match with a score of 4: 5 in the third set. The seventh player in the Jaburova rankings was already on the verge of elimination in the quarterfinals, in which she lost to the Greek Maria Sakkari 1: 6 and 2: 5.
Lucie Hradecká and her Indian teammate Sania Mirzaová lost the chance for a doubles title on Roman clay. The second Canadian-Mexican pair, Gabriela Dabrowská and Guiluana Olmos, lost 1: 6 and 2: 6 in the semifinals.
Šwiateková dealt with the eighth player in the world, Sabalenková, without any major problems. She defeated the 24-year-old Belarus in an hour and 16 minutes and, as three weeks ago in the final in Stuttgart, did not allow her to play a hundred.
One week before Roland Garros, the native of Warsaw equaled the series of the American Serena Williams, who won 27 matches in a row at the turn of the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
“In tournaments where we play every day, there is no time to celebrate or think about it. But then I will definitely be proud of myself. I still surprise myself that it’s going better and better. I have a feeling that now it is possible to believe that there are no borders, “said Šwiateková.
As in the previous year, Novak Djokovic will play the men’s singles final. The Serbian tennis player, who has already secured the place of the world number one in the semifinals for the next week, defeated the fifth seed Nora Casper Ruud 6: 4, 6: 3 and scored the jubilee 1000th victory on the ATP circuit in his career. He will compete for the first title of this year with the fifth player in the ranking, Stefanos Tsitsipas. Greek tennis player lost to German world-class Alexander Zverev 4: 6, 6: 3 and 6: 3.
Men’s and women’s tournament in Rome
Men (subsidy 5,415,410 euros)
Women (subsidy 2,527,250 euros)
Challenger in Zagreb
clay, subsidy 45,730 euros
Doubles – Final: