Iga Swiatek third round National Bank Open


TORONTO — Top-ranked Iga Swiatek cruised into the third round of the National Bank Open with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Australian qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic on Wednesday.

Swiatek elevated her hardcourt successful streak to twenty matches with a scientific efficiency, defeating Tomljanovic in only one hour 4 minutes.

‘The Polish star transformed six of her 9 break level possibilities as she related on 26 of 37 return factors (70.3 per cent).

Tomljanovic transformed each break factors she had, however struggled to take benefit and had hassle defending her serve.

Swiatek will subsequent face the winner of a match later Wednesday between thirteenth seed Leylah Fernandez of Laval, Que., and Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia.

In different early outcomes, tenth seed Coco Gauff of the United States beat Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina 6-4, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (3). Defending champion Camila Giorgi of Italy downed Belgium’s Elise Mertens 6-3, 7-5. And seventh seed Jessica Pegula downed fellow American Asia Muhammad 6-2, 7-5.

Later Wednesday, Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., who received the event in Toronto in 2019, was scheduled to face Alize Cornet of France.

Serena Williams was set to face Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic within the night session. Williams, a winner of 23 Grand Slams, is taking part in in Toronto a ultimate time earlier than retiring someday after the U.S. Open.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Aug. 10, 2022.

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