In a thrilling showdown at the Australian Open, Polish tennis player Iga Świątek has advanced to the third round after a hard-fought victory against American Danielle Collins. The 22-year-old displayed remarkable resilience to clinch the match with a scoreline of 6:4, 3:6, 6:4. Up next, Świątek is set to face off against Linda Noskova.
The tournament’s opening match posed challenges for Świątek, who, after a triumphant performance against Sofia Kenin (7:6, 6:2), secured her spot in the second round. Collins presented formidable conditions, especially in a closely contested first set that culminated in a tie-break.
As the match unfolded, the Polish tennis player asserted her dominance on the court, securing a commanding lead by winning five consecutive games. Her opponent struggled to keep pace, echoing Świątek’s formidable performance last year in Melbourne, where she bid farewell to the competition right from the start.
Coming into her own, Świątek faced a formidable opponent in Collins for the second match, known for her powerful serve. The first set witnessed a brief interruption at 3:3 due to heavy rain. However, with the roof closed upon resumption, Świątek delivered a masterclass performance, concluding the set with a 6:4 score in her favour.
The second set posed greater challenges, with Świątek initially securing a break only to witness the next five games slip into the hands of the American. Undeterred, Świątek elevated her game, narrowing the score to 3:5 before Collins capitalized on her serve, ultimately winning the set 6:3.
The third set unfolded with gripping excitement as Świątek found herself trailing 1:4. Against the odds, the Polish tennis star showcased her unwavering resilience, triumphing in five consecutive games and securing her well-deserved spot in the third round. The upcoming challenge against Linda Noskova holds the promise of yet another thrilling chapter in Świątek’s Australian Open journey.
Iga Świątek – Danielle Collins 2-1 (6-4, 3-6, 6-4)