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French Open: Beatriz Haddad Maia is a fighter, says Iga Swiatek after advancing to ladies’s singles last

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India Today Sports Desk

By India Today Sports Desk: World No.1 Iga Swiatek heaped reward on Beatriz Haddad Maia following her French Open ladies’s singles semi-final match on Thursday, June 8 at Court Philippe Chatrier. Swiatek superior to her third Roland Garros last after beating Haddad Maia 6-2, 7-6 (7) in two hours and 9 minutes.

Swiatek additionally stored alive her possibilities of defending her title that she received after beating Coco Gauff within the last final 12 months. Moreover, the 22-year-old Polish star additionally retained her No.1 spot within the WTA rankings after World No.2 Aryna Sabalenka was knocked out of the event.

“Of course, and it’s actually superb. Honestly, it’s simply robust to play an extended event. I’m actually comfortable I’m in a position to play constantly. I’m fairly excited to play one other day and see the way it’s going to go,” Swiatek stated after the match.

💬 ” It is just tough to play such a long tournament and I’m pretty happy that I’m able to play consistently”

Swiatek retains her spectacular profitable streak alive âäµï¸#RolandGarros
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 8, 2023

Swiatek had it fairly simple within the first set, profitable it in 39 minutes. But she discovered herself underneath stress early within the second set after Haddad Maia broke her serve and took a 3-1 lead. The set went right into a tie-break the place Haddad Maia had a break level, however Swiatek held her nerve to come back up trumps.

“I don’t know. It’s a tough question. For sure, she used the fact she’s lefty and she has a very nice game for a clay court with a lot of top spin. It wasn’t easy, she’s a fighter, so I knew I had to be ready for every game because the momentum can change pretty quickly. I’m happy I played so well in the tiebreak, I’m glad I was solid. I tried to push on every point. I’m happy that it worked,” she said.

Swiatek is now set to face Karolina Muchova, who edged previous Australian Open 2023 champion Sabalenka in an exhilarating three-setter.

“There is no sense in changing anything. If you’re in a final, it means your routine is working. Our goal is to play this match as any other one. I always tried to do that and it usually works,” Swiatek added.