World No. 1 Iga Swiatek was glad with the performance she delivered versus Jessica Pegula, describing it as her most solid performance at this year’s French Open.
First-seeded Swiatek didn’t have any problems in her French Open quarterfinal meeting as she cruised past Pegula 6-3 6-2.
Swiatek realized 5-of-11 of her break points and saved 1-of-2 of the break points she faced.
“I think it was my most solid match here, so I’m pretty happy with the performance. And from A to Z I was pretty focused and I didn’t let Jessica come back in those sets and I’m pretty happy,” Swiatek said, per the WTA website.
Swiatek on playing Daria Kasatkina
Swiatek will be fighting 20th-seeded Kasatkina for a place in the French Open final.
Swiatek was beaten by Kasatkina in Eastbourne last year but has beaten the Russian three times in 2022.
Even though Swiatek has claimed three straight-set wins over Kasatkina this year, she underlined she won’t be taking the Russian for granted.
“I want to use the experience that I have and also I know her game style pretty well and I know how her strokes how I feel them on my racquet, so that’s pretty positive,” Swiatek said. “But I don’t really want to become overconfident. I don’t think it’s going to happen because still it’s semifinal of a Grand Slam and she really deserves with her game to be here. Because I feel like she’s playing even more solid than she was and she already played really solid. I’m going to prepare as to any other match and for sure I’m going to use the experience, but I don’t really want to come back to those matches because they were on hard court and it was a different time for me. I feel like I’m in the right place and that place that I kind of worked for really hard. Being in the semifinal, it’s a new experience because it [doesn’t] happen very often and I hope I’m going to use my chance.”