Top seed Iga Swiatek fights back to reach Western and Southern Open semi-finals

World primary Iga Swiatek rotated a first-set deficit to beat Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova 7-6 (3) 6-1 and e-book her place within the semi-finals of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Swiatek, the French Open champion, had trailed Vondrousova 5-4 within the opening set, however rallied to break back at 5-5 – just for each gamers to lose their subsequent service video games which introduced up a tie-break.

Having taken that 7-3 with two extra essential mini-breaks, Swiatek maintained her momentum within the second set.

An early break and maintain noticed Swiatek lead 2-0 and she by no means relinquished management, closing out the match with two extra breaks to full the turnaround in a single hour and 33 minutes.

“Initially, it wasn’t straightforward to get used to her lefty spin, however I’m comfortable that I type of performed higher and higher all through the entire match. On the finish, I used to be actually strong,” the Pole stated on the WTA Tour web site.

“I made good choices and selected the precise options to win these factors. I believe she additionally type of made some errors. An important (factor) is to use your alternative and I’m comfortable that I did that.”

Swiatek goes on to face Coco Gauff after the American eased previous Italian qualifier Jasmine Paolini 6-3 6-2.

The 19-year-old shall be hoping to profit from the assist of the house crowd when she faces the world primary – having not taken a set off Swiatek of their previous seven conferences.

French Open runner-up Karolina Muchova additionally superior to the semi-finals after Marie Bouzkova was pressured to retire following three video games of their match.

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