The Brazilian outlasts Ons Jabeur in 3 sets in the Paris quarter-finals and now faces world No. 1 Iga Swiatek.
Beatrice Haddad Maya (WTA 14) French Open continues to rise. Having never made it past the second round at a Grand Slam tournament, she is now a major semi-finalist for the first time, and the first Brazilian since María Bueno in 1968 (at the US Open).
As in the last 3 rounds, hard work was required over 3 sets before a 3:6, 7:6 (7:5), 6:1 win over Ons Jabeur (TUN/WTA 7) was a reality. After nearly two and a half hours, the South American used her first match point and then said on the field interview: “I’m very proud of myself.”
On the other hand, Jaber missed her third participation in the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament. At Wimbledon and New York, she reached the final last year, but failed there.
Swiatek continued without dropping a set
The final endurance test awaits Maya’s blacksmith in the semi-finals. The world number 1 and defending champion meet on Thursday Iga Swiatek. In her quarterfinals against American Coco Gauff (WTA 6), Pole again returned to her favorite role and won 6:4 and 6:2 in 1:28 hours. The match was a repeat of last year’s finals, where Gauff also had no chance.
“It wasn’t easy, especially since the first set was so tight. Sometimes the quarter-final matches are the hardest of the matches,” said Swiatek, who is still aiming to win her fourth Grand Slam title.
Catch the women’s semi-finals on Thursday from 3pm live on SRF Zwei and on the SRF Sports app. Karolina Muchova and Arina Sabalenka will kick things off, followed by a duel between Iga Swiatek and Beatriz Haddad Maya.
Thus Swiatek stays at the French Open without dropping a set. In total, she’s only been on the court for 5:29 hours in 5 games so far, while Haddad Maya has more than double the playing time with 12:55 hours.
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