Iga Swiatek easily beat 20th seed Daria Kasatkina in the quarterfinals of the French Open to reach the final.
A 6-2, 6-1 victory by 21-year-old Swiatek in the semi-finals of the Australian Open sent her into her second Grand Slam final.
In the last two weeks, а winner has lost just one set at the 2020 Roland Garros tournament on clay in Paris.
Swiatek will face either Coco Gauff or Martina Trevisan in the final on Saturday.
According to Swiatek, “It’s a very wonderful time and it’s quite emotional.”
To be well and at that location, I’m thankful.
Later in the day on Thursday, two Grand Slam semi-final debutants will meet in the second semi-final.
Defending champion Gauff is the overwhelming favorite to become the youngest Roland Garros finalist since Kim Clijsters in 2001.
Clinical Swiatek and I have Venus in sight
Since Serena Williams was at her best, Swiatek is the best chance for a woman to win a Grand Slam singles title.
The Polish player has won five events in a row since the start of the year.
Played in the WTA tournaments in Doha (Abu Dhabi), Indian Wells (California), Miami (Florida), Stuttgart, and Rome (Italy).
A ruthless victory against Kasatkina pushed her into a tie for the second-longest winning streak in WTA history with Serena Williams.
If she wins the Roland Garros championship on Saturday, Swiatek will have the same 35-match winning streak as Venus Williams.
Like in all of her previous matches, Swiatek broke her opponent’s serve at the first opportunity.
At 15-30 in the fifth game, Kasatkina shot an overhead volley that sailed long, giving Swiatek another chance to win the match.
When the audience gasped, it was clear that this was a huge mistake.
As Swiatek continued to stomp on Kastakina he won a forehand.
Winner to break her for a 4-2 lead. He then hit a crosscourt backhand winner to claim the set in 35 minutes.
In the semi-finals, Kastakina lost fewer games than Swiatek, but the first seed proved to be an entirely different challenge.
Swiatek was on his way to a straightforward victory after breaking for 3-1 in the second set, and he did just that.
At 4-1, Swiatek took advantage of a Kasatkina double fault to go up 0-30.
Then pounded out two straight aces to break and serve out the match with an ace to seal the triumph.
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