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Roland-Garros: Win No 33, Grand Slam semi-final 3 for Swiatek after defeating Pegula

Iga Swiatek won against Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday afternoon. She’ll play No 20 seed Daria Kasatkina in the next round

Iga Swiatek Poland’s Iga Swiatek reacts during her quarter final match against Jessica Pegula of the U.S. (Aurelien Morissard/Panoramic)

Iga Swiatek, the top seed, advanced to the semi-finals of Roland-Garros by beating American Jessica Pegula, the No 11 seed, 6-3, 6-2.

It was her 33rd win in a row – the third-best streak since the year 2000, behind Venus Williams (who got 35 wins in a row that year) and Serena Williams (34 wins in a row in 2013).

Swiatek, ranked No 1, will play No 20 seed Daria Kasatkina next.

The Pole – who turned 21 on Tuesday – won against Ukrainian qualifier Lesia Tsurenko (6-2, 6-0), American Alison Riske (6-0, 6-2), Montenegrin Danka Kovinic (6-3, 7-5) and Chinese Qinwen Zheng (6-7 [5], 6-0, 6-2) in the previous rounds. Pegula, ranked No 11, won against Chinese Qiang Wang (6-2, 6-4), Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina (6-1, 5-7, 6-4), Slovenian Tamara Zidansek, the No 24 seed (6-1, 7-6 [2]) and Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu (4-6, 6-2, 6-3).

Paris (Grand Slam): Other last 8 results (Stade Roland-Garros, clay, EUR 43.600.000, most recent results first):

  • Daria Kasatkina beat Veronika Kudermetova (29): 6-4, 7-6 [5]
  • Coco Gauff (18) beat Sloane Stephens: 7-5, 6-2
  • Martina Trevisan beat Leylah Fernandez (17): 6-2, 6-7 [3], 6-3
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