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Polish tennis stars, Iga Swiatek and Hubert Hurkacz, have both achieved success in Madrid’s WTA 1000 and ATP Masters tournaments, respectively. Swiatek made easy work of Julia Grabher, defeating her 6:3, 6:2, while Hurkacz had a tougher battle with Richard Gasquet, ultimately prevailing 6:7(9), 6:4, 7:5 in three sets.
After a lengthy absence due to a rib injury, Iga Swiatek demonstrated why she is the top player on the court as she defended her Stuttgart title in a thrilling final against Aryna Sabalenka. The Polish star showed no signs of rust as she earned her second consecutive championship at the tournament.
World’s number one tennis player, Iga Swiatek, secured an easy win in the second round of the tournament, defeating Austrian Julia Grabher in straight sets, 6:3, 6:2. Ranked 92nd, Grabher was unable to put up a significant challenge for Swiatek, who only dropped one serve throughout the match.
Iga Świątek, the World No.1, will face Bernarda Pera in the 1/8 final after Pera’s impressive win over Maria Tatjana on Wednesday.
Hubert Hurkacz has had a difficult season, unable to break through in long, three-set matches and falling out of tournaments in the early rounds against lower-ranked opponents.
Yesterday’s match between ‘Hubi’ and their opponent was a rollercoaster of excitement. In the first set, neither player was able to gain an advantage, with the set ending in a tie-break that Hubi lost, 9:11. In the second set, Hubi held their nerve, winning the set 6:4. The third set was the decisive one, with Hubi coming out on top after a number of thrilling rallies, taking the set 7:5 and the match.
Hubert Hurkacz’s next opponent will be Borna Corić.
Both Swiatek and Hurkacz are scheduled to play their matches on Sunday, 30 April.