The Polish Iga Swiatek won another victory with authority and qualified for the third round of the Australian Open. Facing the Colombian Camila Osorio this Wednesday, the number 1 in the world showed firmness and spent 1h25 to triumph in straight sets, scoring partials of 6/2 and 6/3.
If the use of serve was not so remarkable, remaining at 61%, Iga’s return drew attention and the Polish woman ended up with a superior performance, winning 62% of the points in the rival’s services. In the first set, it was broken twice, but Osorio had a bad performance with the serve and didn’t win a single game, avoiding the ‘tire’ thanks to the two breaks conquered.
Iga saw the Colombian even things out a little more in the second part, but even so, she didn’t have much difficulty, she even scored two breaks in a row and in the end she still lost one of the breaks before closing the game. In the third round, the Polish will face the Coanadian Bianca Andreescu or the Spanish Cristina Bucsa.
A little more work was done by the Greek Maria Sakkari, who had to look for the comeback to overcome the Russian quali Diana Shnaider with partials of 3/6, 7/5 and 6/3. “It’s hard to face someone you’ve never seen before. She showed qualities, played very aggressively and that’s why I had to be more defensive, which is not the way I like it”, analyzed the sixth favorite.
The Greek once again celebrated the support received from the stands. “I feel at home, there are many Greeks here in Melbourne“, highlighted Sakkari, who is now waiting for the winner of the match between the Swiss Jil Teichmann and the Chinese Lin Zhu.
Another seed that went ahead was the American Jessica Pegula, who measured forces with the Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich and managed to advance in straight sets, closing the game with partials of 6/2 and 7/6 (7-5), after 1h32 of clash..
In the next round, the third most highly rated for the title at Melbourne Park may face the guest of the house Olivia Gadecki, or the Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk, who overthrew the North American Amanda Anisimova, seed 28, in the first round.