Iga Swiatek came through the semifinals of the WTA 1000 in Dubai with some difficulty in the first set only, beating young American star Coco Gauff in straight sets.. After the initial 6-4, the super number one in the world takes full control of the matter and achieves the success by 6-4 6-2.
Eighth consecutive success and second consecutive final after Doha. She was unchallenged in the final by Jessica Pegula, defeated in three sets by a newfound Barbora Krejcikova, who will face the Pole in the final. Next, the best moments of the match between Swiatek and Gauff:
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After beating Fabio Fognini, Carlos Alcaraz does not make any particular change in his status at the ATP tournament in Rio, in the match against Dusan Lajovic.
Although in the second set he needs a tie break, which he dominates without leaving any points on the way, at least taking up the challenge with Nicolás Jarry, who gets rid of Sebastián Báez in two sets. On the opposite side of the board, Cameron Norrie and Zapata Miralles will compete for a place in the final.
In the rematch of the quarterfinals played in Rotterdam, Daniil Medvedev keeps the result unchanged and with a double 6-4 reaches the second consecutive final in the circuit of the greats after last week. Nothing to do for Felix Auger Aliassime.
You will find a perennial Andy Murray, who against Jiri Lehecka wins the first set 6-0 and then is forced into a third set tie-break to clinch the fifth final of his career in Qatar. Not without coming back from three fifteen points behind in the tenth game and canceling a total of five match points.
Only in Doha, the British spent 10 hours and 7 minutes on the court, practically double that of the Russian tennis player. After benefiting from the loss of Jannik Sinner, Arthur Fils beats Stan Wawrinka in Marseille. In the semifinal the derby with Benjamin Bonzi.
Third set tie break for Hubert Hurkacz in the match against Mikael Ymer, practically identical situation for Alexandr Bublik forced to annul, among other things, three match points from Grigor Dimitrov. For the Kazakh tennis player, who had ended a ten-match losing streak at the Tour de Marseille, this is the first semi-final since last year’s Metz tournament.