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    Iga Swiatek Advances to WTA Montreal Semis with Triumph Over Danielle Collins

    Iga Swiatek, the talented Polish tennis star, secured her spot in the semi-finals of the WTA tournament in Montreal by prevailing over Danielle Collins in a thrilling three-set match. This victory marked Swiatek’s 50th triumph in 2023 and sets the stage for an exciting showdown against Jessica Pegula.

    Swiatek’s Journey Through the Tournament

    Competing in the WTA 1000 series tournament in Montreal, Swiatek navigated her way through the rounds. After receiving a free pass in the first round, she dispatched Karolina Pliskova and Karolina Muchova in the second and third rounds, respectively, before ultimately facing off against Collins in the quarter-finals.

    In a scene reminiscent of a previous encounter in Rome, Swiatek momentarily halted play to silence her ringing phone. Despite the interruption, she maintained her composure, held her serve, and capitalized on the opportunity to break Collins early, establishing a solid lead of 2-0.

    Swiatek’s focus and momentum remained unwavering as the match progressed. A few games later, she broke Collins once again, strengthening her grip on the match. Even a minor setback—a lost service game at 5-1—failed to derail her. The first set concluded in Swiatek’s favour at 6-3.

    Collins struggled with numerous errors, allowing Swiatek to secure an early break in the second set. Despite some opportunities, Swiatek couldn’t regain parity, while Collins seized her chances, ultimately winning the set 6-4 and setting the stage for a decisive third set.

    The battle entered the third set, with Swiatek making an impressive start by breaking Collins in the third game. A strong serving performance further solidified her position, enabling her to maintain her lead. Swiatek persevered, securing the victory by winning the third set 6-2 and securing her place in the tournament’s top four.

    Swiatek’s next challenge awaits in the semi-finals against Jessica Pegula. The fourth-seeded player advanced by triumphing over her compatriot, Cori Gauff, in the quarter-finals.

    Iga Świątek – Danielle Collins 2-1 (6-3, 4-6, 6-2)

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