Swiatek destroys Halep, the number one favorite

Swiatek (19 years old and 54th in the world) beat Halep 6-1 6-2 in 67 minutes. Last year, the Romanian also beat him in the second round of Paris in just 45.

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Iga Swaitek, a 19-year-old from Poland and 54th in the world, gave the Roland Garros women's team a big surprise this Sunday by eliminating the number one seed and champion in 2018, Simona Halep. He also did it with a tremendous superiority: 6-1 and 6-2 in 67 minutes. They say that revenge is a dish served cold, and that's what Swiatek did with Halep, who last year on the same stage and in the same round, eighths, beat him 6-1 and 6-0 in three quarter hours.

Thus, the 29-year-old Romanian saw her winning streak, the best of her career, come to a stop at 17. Her rival will play the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time against a rival from the previous one, Martina Trevisan, who also surprised another favorite, the fifth of the tournament, Kiki Bertens (double 6-4 in 1h: 35), and she is the first Italian to reach the quarterfinals in Paris since Sara Errani in 2015. "This is a dream come true for me and I hope that last longer, "said the Warsaw player. "Last year I played great games here and that helped me learn to better manage the pressure as I have done this year," continued the winner, who added 30 winners and was able to pass over an opponent who only committed 15 errors not forced. One of the keys to his victory was that he did not give Halep a single break option and lost just five points on his first serves. An impeccable match.

Podoroska makes history and will meet with Svitilona

Nadia Podoroska, who qualified for the main draw in the previous one, is the first Argentine to get into the Roland Garros quarterfinals since Paola Suárez, who was a semi-finalist in 2004. Rosario's player came back against Czech Barbora Krejcikova (2-6, 6-2 and 6-3) and is also the first woman outside the top-100 to come this far in the tournament since 2016. Podoroska will face Elina Svitolina, one of the few favorites (3rd) that are still standing in Paris and that passed over the French Caroline Garcia (6-1 and 6-3). The Ukrainian only added 14 unforced errors and won 77% of points with first aces.

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