Iga Swiatek continues to win, even at the Italian Open 2022, where she is defending champion. In the third round in Rome, the Pole world No. 1 beat Victoria Azarenka 6-4 6-1, qualifying for the quarter-finals.
The match lasted almost two hours and Vika in the first set was 3-0 ahead with a double break, taking her only serve game of the match to go 2-0, then Iga reversed the situation and at 5-3 she went to serve for the set, she lost the bar but immediately regained it by closing the first set.
Today Swiatek will face Bianca Andreescu, who defeated Petra Martic 6-4 6-4 in the quarter-finals. Aryna Sabalenka beats US Jessica Pegula 6-1 6-4, and now she will face Amanda Anisimova, who she beat Danielle Collins with a double 6-2. The third quarter-final is between Maria Sakkari and Ons Jabeur.
Below the highlights of the match between Swiatek and Azarenka.