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    Świątek advanced to the second round of the Australian Open

    Iga Świątek advanced to the second round of the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament, defeating British qualifier Harriet Dart 6:3, 6:0. The tennis player from Raszyn will now face Rebecca Peterson from Sweden in Melbourne.

    Tuesday’s duel between the ninth-ranked Świątek and 123rd-ranked Dart took place at the Rod Laver Arena, the center court of the Melbourne Park complex.

     

    It was the first time the 20-year-old Pole had faced a British woman who was five years older.

     

    It was also the Grand Slam debut of the 2020 French Open winner under coach Tomasz Wiktorowski.

     

    The result of the women’s singles 1st round match:

     

    Iga Świątek (Poland) – Harriet Dart (Great Britain) 6:3, 6:0.

     

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