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    Iga Świątek Triumphs in Madrid Opener

    Poland’s tennis player Iga Świątek dazzled the crowds at the Madrid Open, triumphing 6-1, 6-4 over China’s Xiyu Wang in her opening match and securing her passage into the tournament’s third round. 

    Starting her campaign after a first-round bye, Świątek wasted no time in asserting her dominance, swiftly breaking Wang’s serve in the opening game. With precision and poise, she surged to a commanding 4-0 lead, ultimately sealing the first set 6-1 in just 32 minutes of play.

    Maintaining her momentum into the second set, Świątek continued her relentless pursuit of victory, quickly racing to a 3-0 lead. Despite Wang’s improved performance in the subsequent games, Świątek’s resolve remained unshaken. While facing some challenges, including errors that provided Wang opportunities to break back, Świątek held her nerve, ultimately securing a hard-fought 6-4 victory in the second set. With her sights now set on the next challenge, Świątek prepares to face Sorana Cirstea in what promises to be another enthralling encounter on her quest for glory in Madrid.

    Iga Świątek – Xiyu Wang 2-0 (6-1, 6-4)

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