Swiatek remains on course after beating Martic

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Swiatek remains on course after beating Martic

Iga Swiatek, the top seed at Wimbledon, advanced to the fourth round with a 6-2 7-5 victory over Petra Martic of Croatia. Swiatek has yet to drop a set in the tournament, maintaining her strong performance. Although the scoreline may not reflect it, Swiatek faced some challenges during the match but ultimately remained in control. This achievement matches her previous best run at the championships. In the next round, Swiatek will face Belinda Bencic, the 14th seed from Switzerland.

The first set saw early service breaks exchanged between Swiatek and Martic. However, Swiatek quickly gained momentum and won four consecutive games. In the second set, Martic managed to stay competitive with Swiatek in the early stages. Nevertheless, Swiatek, the world number one, found another level of play and moved closer to victory. Martic, who had only won seven games in their previous encounters, doubled her total by saving a match point at 3-5 and breaking Swiatek’s serve to love.

The match took an interesting turn as Martic gained a 40-0 advantage on her serve, potentially leading to a 6-5 lead. However, Swiatek swiftly responded, breaking Martic’s serve and securing victory in the following game. Martic’s dropshot into the net sealed Swiatek’s win. Reflecting on her performance, Swiatek expressed her satisfaction with closing out the match in the second set. She acknowledged the challenge that awaits her in the fourth round against Belinda Bencic, recognizing the level of play expected at this stage of a Grand Slam.

In conclusion, Iga Swiatek’s Wimbledon journey remains strong as she progresses to the fourth round. Her victory over Petra Martic showcased her ability to overcome challenges and maintain control. Swiatek’s next opponent, Belinda Bencic, poses a formidable challenge. This article was reported by Martyn Herman and edited by Ken Ferris, adhering to the Thomson RushHourDaily Trust Principles.

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