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    Swiatek cruises to victory over Pavlyuchenkova in Rome

    Iga Swiatek has emerged victorious in her second-round match at the WTA series tournament in Rome, defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova with a dominant 6:0, 6:0 scoreline. 

    As the defending champion, Iga Swiatek knows the importance of quick victories to successfully defend her title. In her recent match against the struggling Russian player, she was the clear favourite. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is a 2021 French Open finalist. She also has extensive experience playing at a high level on the court. Nonetheless, Swiatek emerged victorious, showcasing her impressive skills and determination.

    Iga Swiatek played with the same high level of skill and precision that she demonstrated in her past successful matches in Rome. For those who remember her dominant performance in 2021 final against Karolina Pliskova, Swiatek’s latest match against Pavlyuchenkova looked almost identical. The Polish player cruised to victory with a commanding 6:0, 6:0 scoreline. Throughout the match, Pavlyuchenkova struggled to match Swiatek’s level of play. But only a handful of games were ever truly competitive.

    The outcome of the match was a repeat of the 2021 final. Swiatek secured a 6:0, 6:0 victory over Pavlyuchenkova after just over an hour of play. This win marks Swiatek’s twelfth consecutive triumph on the Roman courts and serves as a testament to her impressive performance record in the Italian capital. 

    Swiatek’s dominant start in Rome signifies that she has reached a level of play that will undoubtedly make her rivals uneasy before stepping on the court. In her next match, Swiatek will face the winner of the pairing between Bernarda Pera and Lesia Curenko.

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