Rome: Swiatek trop forte pour Andreescu

After dropping a hard-fought first set, Canada's Bianca Andreescu found herself unanswered by world No.

Rome: Swiatek trop forte pour Andreescu

After dropping a hard-fought first set, Canada's Bianca Andreescu found herself unanswered by world No. 1 player Iga Swiatek and ultimately lost 7-6(2) and 6-0 in the quarter-finals of the tournament. Rome tennis, Friday.

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The Pole took 1h 44min to triumph and pass in the semi-finals where she will face the third seed of the competition, the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka.

Swiatek capitalized on her three chances to break in the second set, during which the Ontarian won just two of the 11 points contested on her first serve. For the entire duel on clay, the winner had six breaks, compared to three for Andreescu.

The latter had nevertheless done well before, defeating in order the Briton Emma Raducanu (retirement in the second set), the Spaniard Nuria Parrizas Diaz and the Croatian Petra Martic.


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