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Swiatek first player to earn spot in second week at Wimbledon

Iga Swiatek surges into the Wimbledon fourth round in less than an hour on Friday. Check out all of the day’s other women’s results, as well.

Iga Swiatek Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Poland’s Iga Swiatek reacts during her first round match against Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei

2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek is making noise on grass for the first time in her career.

Swiatek, who had never won a match at Wimbledon prior to this fortnight (she had only played the event once, in 2019), raced into the last 16 with a 6-1, 6-0 beatdown of Irina-Camelia Begu on Friday. The 20-year-old Pole needed only 55 minutes to be the first player at this year’s championships to earn a spot on the famous second Monday.

Swiatek committed only six unforced errors in the entire match; Begu hit more than four times as many (25). The world No 9 struck two aces without double-faulting a single time and she benefited from seven double-faults off of the Romanian’s racket.

Next up for Swiatek as the competition moves into week two is Ons Jabeur, a three-set winner over Garbine Muguruza.

Karolina Pliskova also advanced early on Friday.

  • Seeds who have won on Friday: Aryna Sabalenka (2), Iga Swiatek (7), Karolina Pliskova (8), Elena Rybakina (18), Ons Jabeur (21), Madison Keys (23)
  • Seeds who have lost on Friday: Garbine Muguruza (11), Elise Mertens (13)
  • To follow all the news of Wimbledon, visit this page
  • To follow the matches live, see the men’s and women’s draws, we recommend that you visit the official tournament website.
  • Friday’s schedule at Wimbledon is available here
  • And everything you need to know about the tournament (practical information, tickets, etc.) is available in this article.
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