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Roland-Garros: jostled by Haddad Maia, Swiatek will defend her title in the final


Highlights: Iga Swiatek beat Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-2 7-6 in the semifinals of the International of France. The Polish world number 1 will now face Karolina Muchova in the final. The final of the women's draw will take place on Saturday. Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic will play in the men's semi-finals on Friday, with Casper Ruud and Alexander Zverev in the other semi-final. The men's final will be played on Sunday.

Not without difficulty in the second set, the Polish world number 1 got the better of the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia this Thursday, in the semifinals.

Iga Swiatek held his rank. Opposed to the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, this Thursday, in the semifinals of the International of France, the world number 1 won in two sets and 2h09 of play (6-2 7-6). Not without difficulty. In the second round, the 12th in the WTA rankings has indeed led the hard life to the double winner of Roland-Garros, crowned in 2021 against Sofia Kenin and last year, against Coco Gauff. Swiatek tested, jostled, hooked, with even a set ball for Haddad Maia, who saved the first match ball in the tie-break of the second set, at 7-6, not the second.

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This time, the Pole will not face an American in the final, but Karolina Muchova, 43rd in the world. The latter defeated Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, world No. 2 (7-6, 6-7, 7-5), in just over three hours of play earlier on Thursday. And this after being led 2-5 in the third set and saving a match ball. A beautiful remontada. This will be the first Grand Slam final for the Czech, the fourth for Swiatek, who made a clean sweep with her two titles at Roland and one at the US Open in 2022.

Alcaraz and Djokovic have an appointment

The final of the women's draw will take place on Saturday. On the agenda Friday? The men's semi-finals, with first the long-awaited duel between the Spanish world number 1 Carlos Alcaraz and his glorious Serbian elder Novak Djokovic. Norwegian world number 4 Casper Ruud will then face Germany's Alexander Zverev.

Source: lefigaro

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