Swiatek Rybakina Wta Roma

Swiatek withdraws against Rybakina due to injury in Rome

Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek retired against Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina 6-2, 6-7(3), 2-2, after 1h25 minutes of play in the quarterfinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia WTA 1000 tournament in Rome. The world No. 6 will meet Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko in the semifinals.

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The world number one is still looking to prove that she is the current queen of tennis, despite many players coming after her to steal her position. Every Swiatek He’s having a year where he played a few tournaments, was very selective with each one, and couldn’t appear in some due to physical discomfort. Titles in Doha and Stuttgartand finals in Dubai and Mutual Madrid Open they consider him to be on top of everything. This time it was his turn to face one of his main persecutors, Elena Rybakina. Kazakhstan have had a brutal start to 2023 and are through to the finals Australian Openbecoming a champion Indian Wells and ends Miami. Although for now the clay tour is paying off for him. In the three previous meetings, the world No. 6 leads 2-1.

the best wins

Iga Swiatek and Elena Rybakina They met in the quarterfinals WTA 1000 from Rome.

In a brutal, aggressive, dominant and fleeting start, the Pole took charge of the action and did damage with right hands back and forth to get two breaks in long games and get back on track. Kazakhstan, for its part, did not play badly, but he had to attack with his pass, he felt a little uncomfortable and when he had a chance at 30-30 or a second, he could not take a step forward. After an ideal start, everything became simpler for Swiatek, who only had to win the serve and seal the game. 6-2 in 45 minutes.

In the second set, the number one decided to give the match a blow, keeping the intensity up and playing accurately for a 2-0 lead. Then the match became dynamic, where both kept a lot of margin, not suffering with their serves. That was fine with Elena because it showed that she was alive and watching for any chance of recovery. That’s how it was. After several games, the Kazakh tried to come back, took risks, was able to play the lines and broke level. Later, the Pole went looking for the game aggressively, but lost five break points and had to go to a draw. There, Rybakina unleashed her best shots, was decisive and tied 7-6(3) and 1h16m.

Before the start of the third period, Iga asked for a doctor’s appointment and left the field to be treated. When he came back, he came back with a bandage on his right thigh. The start of the final stage kept the line without development, with a few hits at points where the servers were dominant. After that, Swiatek could not continue, constant discomfort did not allow him to compete, and Rybakina moved on 2-6, 7-6(3), 2-2, retirement in 2h20m.

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