World No 1-in-waiting Iga Swiatek cruised previous Petra Kvitova to succeed in the semi-final of the Miami Open and take her unbeaten run to fifteen matches.
It has been fortnight to recollect for Swiatek as she gained the Qatar Open, then confirmed her place as the brand new world No 1 following Ashleigh Barty’s retirement and now she has saved herself within the working for a 3rd WTA 1000 title.
The Pole, who additionally gained the Italian Open final yr, was all the time in management as she beat the two-time Grand Slam winner 6-3, 6-3 in a single hour and 17 minutes.
Iga Swiatek joins Caroline Wozniacki (8), Victoria Azarenka (4), and Jelena Ostapenko (4) on the listing of gamers who’ve made 4 or extra WTA 1000 semifinals earlier than their twenty first birthday.
Swiatek is the first participant since 2017 to succeed in B2B SFs in Indian Wells and Miami (Pliskova). pic.twitter.com/Foa2Q3gXdQ
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Swiatek didn’t face a single break level and broke in recreation six of the opening set and video games 5 and 9 of the second to ease into the final 4.
“I need to use the arrogance that I constructed for the reason that starting of Doha,” the 20-year-old mentioned.
“I feel I’m on a roll and I need to use that. Having that sort of streak bought fairly difficult, however I’m fairly glad that I may play properly, that I’m wholesome, and that I can compete towards gamers like Petra. She’s a legend.”
The second seed will face Jessica Pegula for a spot within the ultimate after the American superior when Paula Badosa retired because of sickness with the Spaniard affected by a viral an infection.