While the journeymen and journeywoman making waves at the tournament have been getting some attention, the rise of Iga Swiatek has been one of the main stories of this tournament. The Pole has been outstanding this fortnight and could have some claim to being the favourite assuming she sees off Martina Trevisan in the quarter-final.
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Trevisan’s run to the quarter finals has been extremely unexpected but it has been well earned rather than the result of navigating a broken down draw. The Italian moves well and is a good fighter, drawing errors from her opponent regularly. Kiki Bertens followed Maria Sakkari, Cori Gauff and Camila Giorgi out of the tournament as Trevisan held her nerve and secured vital breaks at the end of each set.
Swiatek’s power has been well documented but the Pole does have a lot more to her game than pure power. Having lost 0 and 1 to Simona Halep last year, many will have predicted a similarly one sided match this time round too. It was but it was Halep that had no answers for Swiatek and her 30 winners in the 6-1 6-2 victory. “I don’t know what happened! I was playing perfectly. I was so focused for the whole match, and even I’m surprised I can do that,” she admitted.
Trevisan has been a tough out at this tournament but it seems difficult to see her pulling off another shock win. Swiatek will be able to overpower the Italian from start to finish and only a disastrous error-strewn performance should see her lose this one. With the potential for the Philippe Chatrier roof to be on, things could be made even tougher for the qualifier.
Prediction – Iga Swiatek in straight sets