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Patna : Two-time former Wimbledon Champion & 7th seed Petra Kvitova, 30, Czech Republic, and unseeded Iga Swiatek, 19, Poland, advanced to women’s singles semi-finals at French Open on October 7, 2020.
Kvitova beat Laura Siegemund, 32, Germany, in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 in quarter-finals on Philippe-Chatrier court, Roland Garros, Paris, France, firing 6 Aces. The Czech won 5 break points to 2 by the German. Kvitova, in all, won 61 points to 41 by Siegemund. She won 3 games in a row in the match to 2 by the German. Kvitova committed 4 double faults to 3 by Siegemund.
Swiatek brushed aside qualifier Martina Trevisan, 26, Italy, 6-3, 6-1 in QFs on Philippe-Chatrier court. The Pole won 6 break points in the match to 2 by Trevisan. Both the players served 1 Ace each. Swiatek won 8 games in a row to 2 by the Italian. Swiatek, in all, won 64 points to 45 by Trevisan. The Italian had stunned 5th seed Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, in straight sets in 4th round on October 4, 2020.
Swiatek will face qualifier Nadia Podoroska, 2, Argentina, in SFs on October 8, 2020. Nadia had stunned 3rd seed Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, in QFs on October 6, 2020.