Poland’s tennis player Iga Świątek delivered a commanding performance, securing a spot in the semifinals of the United Cup by defeating Qinwen Zheng from China in a straight-set victory of 2-0 (6:2, 6:3).
Świątek initially trailed 0:2 after losing her service, but this fueled her determination. She swiftly turned the tables, showcasing exceptional gameplay. Zheng struggled with errors as Świątek won six straight games to take the first set 6:2.
The second set mirrored Świątek’s dominance as she surged to a 3:0 lead. Although Zheng fought back to level at 3:3 after breaking Świątek’s serve, Świątek swiftly regained control. She dominated the latter part of the set, while Zheng grappled with service errors, unable to match Świątek’s level throughout the match.
With a final score of 2-0 in favour of Świątek and Poland mirroring the same lead against China, the Polish team secured their spot in the semifinals. Earlier in the tournament, Hubert Hurkacz contributed to this victory by defeating Zhizhen Zhang in two sets of 6:3, 6:4. The Polish duo Katarzyna Piter and Jan Zieliński sealed the win after a super tie-break against Xiaodi You and Fajing Sun, ending with a scoreline of 6:3, 5:7, 10:7.
Poland’s next challenge in the semifinals awaits the winner of the quarterfinal clash between Norway and France, scheduled for Saturday.
Iga Świątek – Qinwen Zheng 2:0 (6:2, 6:3)