Iga Świątek, the talented Polish tennis sensation, made an impressive debut at the China Open in Beijing, securing a certain victory over Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo with a final score of 6:4, 6:3. The win marks a promising return to form for Świątek, who had faced some recent setbacks in her tennis career.
The period following the Grand Slam US Open had been challenging for Świątek. Notably, she had relinquished her coveted position as the leader in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings to Aryna Sabalenka. Determined to bounce back, Świątek took a break of over three weeks and then returned to competitive tennis in Tokyo. Unfortunately, her stint in Japan didn’t go as planned, and she was eliminated in her second match after a tough battle against Veronika Kudermetova.
Fueled by her desire for redemption, the Polish tennis sensation set her sights on the China Open in Beijing, a tournament that made a comeback to the tennis calendar after a hiatus of several years. This event holds the distinction of being one of the final 1000-level tournaments of the year, making it an essential opportunity for players to accumulate crucial points.
The first set of Świątek’s match at the China Open was marked by intense moments. She steadily built an advantage over her opponent, Sara Sorribes Tormo, but not without some moments of vulnerability. Fortunately, Świątek’s composure prevailed as the minutes passed, ultimately clinching the first set with a score of 6:4 in her favour.
In the second set, Świątek seized control of the court, displaying a remarkable improvement in her game. Though there were still some service breaks, the 22-year-old Polish player maintained her dominance. The set concluded with a score of 6:3 for Świątek.
With this convincing victory, Iga Świątek advances to the second round of the China Open, where she is set to face Varvara Gracheva.
Iga Świątek – Sara Sorribes Tormo 2-0 (6:4, 6:3)