Swiatek Crushes Yet Another Opponent To Continue Madrid Open Surge

Swiatek Crushes Yet Another Opponent To Continue Madrid Open Surge

by Zachary Wimer

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Iga Swiatek bested Sorana Cirstea in Doha on hard courts earlier this year, and she has now done the same on clay courts at the 2024 Madrid Open.

This matchup has not been very good for the Romanian, who struggled with the world no. 1 in most matches. She once won a set but generally struggled to put up any kind of resistance.

The only match this year was a 6-1, 6-1 win for Swiatek, and the opening set of this match didn't really look that different. The match was played on clay, a surface Swiatek prefers to all others.

While the courts in Madrid don't play too much to her liking, she's still far better than most players. The opening set demonstrated that really well, as it was another 6-1 victory for her.

That was the third set in a row that Swiatek won against Cirstea with that score. It was a continuation of the great play she showed in the first match in Madrid, and the second set didn't really offer anything different.

Cirstea mostly struggled with the amount of pressure Swiatek brought. Games on the Polish player's serve generally finished after a few points, but on Cirstea's serve, there was a lot of battling, with Swiatek ultimately prevailing.

The world number one was equally clinical on the first set and second serve, which shows her consistency. The second set was similar in that regard, as Swiatek once again exerted a lot of pressure.

Her baseline game was too overwhelming for her opponent, and she could finish it easily. The break came at 2-1, which made it 3-1, and a solid service area made it 4-1.

The final score would end up being 6-1, 6-1, just like the match in Doha, as the world number one marched on. She lost in the final last year, so she came back very motivated this year, and so far, it's been good.


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