Wimbledon: Swiatek ready to face Bencic after win over Martic

Inga Swiateks continued to dominate with a straight sets win over Martic.  Twitter/Eurosport
Inga Swiatek’s dominance continued with a straight sets win over Martic. Twitter/Eurosport

Poland’s Inga Swiatek continued her impressive run at Wimbledon with a straight-sets win over Petra Martic of Croatia to reach the fourth round of the tournament.

The world No. 1 dominated the grass courts and equaled her previous best at SW19 in 2021. Swiatek remains unbeaten in the tournament, not dropping a single set so far.

Reflecting on his victory, Swiatek expressed satisfaction over the victory and acknowledged the challenges ahead.

“Definitely, it wasn’t easy. Petra was playing well. I’m happy with my performance, and I’m doing well on grass. In tennis, we have a lot of shots. It’s impossible to be perfect,” she added. , but I’m still only 22 so my motivation is to get better every year.”

Swiatek’s victory over Martic was not without some tense moments. While the scoreline might indicate an easy win, the top seed faced some resistance from her opponent. Martic managed to save a match point and came back from 3-5 down in the second set. However, Swiatek showed his mental resilience and broke Martic’s serve to win.

Looking ahead, Swiatek is now set to take on 14th seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the tournament. Swiatek acknowledged the challenge presented by her upcoming opponent, saying “Belinda plays well and can play a great game. The players in the fourth round are not there by mistake. I am looking forward to that match.”

Swiatek’s performance in the match against Martic was characterized by his clinical edge. He capitalized on his break point opportunities and executed his shots with precision. The world number one converted three out of three break points, while Martic struggled to find her rhythm and converted only one out of four.

With his confidence high and excellent form on grass courts, Swiatek aims to advance in the tournament and fulfill his ambitions of lifting the Wimbledon trophy. As the youngest player in the top rankings, Swiatek’s determination to continually improve and achieve success shines through.


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