World No.1 Iga Świątek lost to the American Madison Keys and has been eliminated in the 1/8 finals of the WTA hard-court tournament in Cincinnati. 2019 Champion American Madison Keys records her first-ever victory over Świątek taking out 6-3, 6-4 on home soil.
The quarter-finals have been officially over and unfortunately, World No.1 Iga Świątek will not be proceeding any further in the WTA hard-court tournament in Cincinnati. This time, the Pole played against Madison Keys. These tennis players faced each other before in the quarter in Indian Wells back in March 2022 and Świątek succeeded. The last time that they fought against each other, Swiatek won 6-1 6-0. She was also 0-2 previously against Swiatek, including a 6-1, 6-0 defeat in the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open that lasted less than an hour. However, the 27-year-old American player was better today.
First win against a world No.1
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Although Keys could have had problems with physics comparing with the Pole and Świątek was the pick to win this match, Keys managed to score a straight-sets 6-3, 6-4 triumph over Świątek.