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Polish doubles players presented themselves from their best sides on Friday on the Legia Tenis&Golf courts. The day was not so successful for Iga Świątek, who went out in the quarter-final.

It was a match contest, but there could only be one champion. In the quarter-final of the BNP PARIBAS Poland Open, the world’s ranking No. 1 lost the match with Caroline Garcia 1:6, 6:1 and 4:6.

The two first sets were one-sided. In the first one, the French player dominated Iga Świątek, who was not giving her best. The balance of powers reversed in the second one, and the Polish player played way better. However, in the crucial moments of the third set Garcia, once No. 4 of the WTA ranking, made fewer mistakes and impressed with effectiveness.

– I think that Caroline played an excellent match today and indeed pressed me. She gave me no time, especially on the clay court – Iga Świątek assessed.

Iga Świątek’s downloadable video statement at the link: WeTransfer 

Iga Świątek (foto: Michał Jędrzejewski / BNP PARIBAS Poland Open)

Iga Świątek (foto: Michał Jędrzejewski / BNP PARIBAS Poland Open)

Caroline Garcia (foto: Michał Jędrzejewski / BNP PARIBAS Poland Open)


Semi-final opponent of Garcia is Jasmine Paolini, who, after a three-set long clash and unexpected twists, defeated Viktorija Golubić 1:6, 6:2, 6:2. Kateryna Baindl, who beat Petra Martić 1:6, 6:3, 6:4 today, and Ana Bogdan, who destroyed Laura Pigossi 6:1, 6:1, will contend for the second place in the singles final.

Jasmine Paolini (foto: Michał Jędrzejewski / BNP PARIBAS Poland Open)


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There were also Polish successes on the Legia Tenis&Golf courts. Katarzyna Kawa and Alicja Rosolska, having defeated Natela Dzalamidze and Viktorija Golubić 6:4, 3:6, 10:8, went to the doubles final. The second doubles semi-final is tomorrow – Maja Chwalińska and Jesika Maleckova will face Anna Danilina and Anna-Lena Friedsam. Chwalińska and Maleckova defeated favoured pair Bogdan/Mladenović today.

The start of Saturday games is scheduled for 10.00. Tomorrow we will meet the singles finalists and this year’s best doubles pair of BNP PARIBAS Poland Open.