Iga Swiatek and Hubert Hurkacz made a big step forward for Poland in the decisive match of the Brisbane city final against Italy. Going into the mixed doubles match, Poland and Italy were tied with two wins each. In the decisive mixed doubles match, Swiatek and Hurkacz defeated Camilla Rosatello and Lorenzo Musetti 6-1, 6-2.
Following their victory in the Brisbane city final, Italy have sealed a place in the United Cup semi-final. Now, the Polish team will head to Sydney for the semi-final stage.
How Swiatek, Hurkacz defeated Rosatello, Musetti
Rosatello and Musetti actually got off to a good start to the match, routinely serving in the first game of the match to take a 1-0 lead.
That was their first and only game win of the opening set, as Swiatek and Hurkacz hit three straight breaks and won six straight games to win the opener in style. After losing the last six games of the first set, Rosatello and Musetti leveled off a bit early in the second set as they held on to their first two service games.
Through the first five games of the second set, there was not a single break point as Swiatek and Hurkacz led 3-2. Swiatek and Hurkacz then earned back-to-back breaks in games six and eight to complete a dominating straight-sets victory.
Early in the tie, Swiatek defeated Martina Trevisan, while Hubert Hurkacz lost to Matteo Berrettini. In the other two matches, Poland’s Magda Linette defeated Lucia Bronzetti while Musetti defeated Daniel Michalski. Swiatek, ranked No. 1, has been absolutely phenomenal for Poland so far in the tournament.
Swiatek is now 3-0 in singles at the United Cup, having previously defeated Yulia Putintseva and Belinda Bencic. Additionally, Swiatek is now 2-0 in mixed doubles playing Hurkacz. As expected, Swiatek is delivering for Poland.
Poland are now two wins away from winning the inaugural United Cup and Swiatek will likely continue to deliver results. Going into the Australian Open, Swiatek’s confidence levels are certainly benefiting from his United Cup performances.