Swiatek continues to win on clay, in quarter-finals in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Top-ranked Iga Swiatek extended her clay court winning streak to 18 games by beating Gabriela Lee 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the Open quarterfinals. Poland Thursday.

The 21-year-old Pole hasn’t lost on clay since the quarter-finals of Roland-Garros 2021. She improved to 48-4 this season.

The two-time French Open champion produced a dominating display, hitting 25 winners while saving the only break point she faced.

She will next face fifth-seeded Caroline Garcia, who qualified with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Elisabetta Cocciaretto.

Eighth-seeded Petra Martic also reached the quarter-finals after a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Maja Chwalinska, while 10th-seeded Jasmine Paolini defeated Clara Burel 6- 1, 6-7 (1), 6-0. .

Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland blew a 5-3 lead in the first set before rallying to defeat Kristina Mladenovic 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-1.

Lucky loser Kateryna Baindl of Ukraine advanced to the last eight after Sara Errani pulled out in the second set with a lower back injury. Baindl was leading 6-2, 3-0 when their Italian opponent stopped playing.

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