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    Świątek’s Semifinal Surge: A Grueling Triumph at the WTA 1000 Madrid Tournament

    In a thrilling showdown at the WTA 1000 tournament in Madrid, Iga Świątek staged an impressive comeback to secure her spot in the semifinals after a gruelling battle against Beatriz Haddad Maia. Despite dropping the first set 4-6, the Polish player showcased her resilience and determination, storming back to claim victory with a commanding 6-0, 6-2 win in the following sets.

    Right from the start, it was clear that Haddad Maia intended to take a more aggressive stance, putting Świątek under pressure with her powerful shots. Despite facing early challenges, including saving three break points in the second game, Świątek showcased her prowess by breaking her opponent and asserting her dominance. However, Haddad Maia refused to yield, staging a remarkable comeback of her own to snatch the first set.

    Undeterred by her initial setback, Świątek showcased her resilience in the subsequent sets, delivering a masterclass performance that left her opponent struggling to keep pace. Despite Haddad Maia’s valiant efforts to stage a comeback in the final set, Świątek’s mental fortitude and unwavering focus ultimately proved too much to overcome. With this hard-fought victory, Świątek advances to the semifinals, where she awaits the challenge of either Madison Keys or Ons Jabeur in her quest for a spot in the showdown.

    Iga Świątek – Beatriz Haddad Maia 2-1 (4-6, 6-0, 6-2)

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