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    Świątek Triumphs: Secures Stuttgart Semifinal Spot with Victory over Raducanu

    Iga Świątek continues to dominate the courts of Stuttgart, securing her spot in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix semifinals. Facing off against Emma Raducanu, Świątek displayed her prowess in a thrilling quarterfinal clash, triumphing with a 7-6 (2), 6-3 victory on Friday.

    Raducanu, having previously caused a stir by defeating the higher-seeded Linda Noskova in the previous round, started the quarterfinal encounter with determination, breaking Świątek in the opening game. However, what ensued was a gruelling set lasting a remarkable 13 minutes, marked by seven deuces and three breakpoints before Świątek managed to level the match.

    The tie-break swung decisively in favour of Świątek, who demonstrated courage and precision to claim it 7-2, setting the stage for a dominant second set. Maintaining her momentum, Świątek broke Raducanu’s serve in the opening game of the second set, further solidifying her advantage and ultimately securing victory with another crucial break.

    With her place in the semifinals confirmed, Świątek now turns her focus to the challenge posed by Jelena Rybakina. The Kazakhstani player earned her spot in the semifinals after a hard-fought three-set battle against Jasmine Paolini (6-3, 5-7, 6-3).

    Iga Świątek – Emma Raducanu 2-0 (7-6, 6-3)

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