Iga Swiatek battled back from a set down to defeat Qinwen Zheng in the quarter-finals of the WTA Cincinnati. The match ended with a scoreline of 3:6, 6:1, 6:1, showcasing Swiatek’s remarkable ability to regain her footing and dominate the court.
The encounter began on a challenging note for the Polish sensation, Iga Swiatek. Facing off against Qinwen Zheng in the third round of the WTA Cincinnati, Swiatek found herself having to claw her way back into the match after a difficult first set. Zheng took advantage of Swiatek’s initial struggles, securing the first set with a score of 6-3.
The momentum shift was evident from the very start of the second set. Swiatek stormed back onto the court, delivering a remarkable performance that left her opponent struggling to keep up. The Polish star secured a commanding lead, breaking Zheng’s serve and showcasing her own impeccable serving skills. The set concluded with a resounding 6-1 victory for Swiatek, levelling the match at one set apiece.
As the decisive third set unfolded, Swiatek’s dominance only intensified. Zheng struggled to find an answer to Swiatek’s well-placed shots and strategic play. Swiatek’s service games remained unyielding, and she capitalized on every opportunity to break Zheng’s serve. With each passing game, Swiatek’s confidence grew, and her control over the match became evident. As the set progressed, Swiatek’s relentless pursuit of victory became clear, culminating in a resounding 6-1 triumph in the final set.
With this impressive comeback victory, Iga Swiatek solidified her spot in the quarter-finals of the WTA Cincinnati. She will face Marketa Vondrousova in the next round.
Iga Świątek – Qinwen Zheng 2-0 (3-6, 6-1, 6-1)