Swiatek and Keys, for a place in the final of the Madrid Open

Swiatek and Keys, for a place in the final of the Madrid Open
Swiatek and Keys, for a place in the final of the Madrid Open

Iga Swiatek (No. 1 in the WTA ranking) She will take the court this Thursday to face Madison Keys (20th) in search of the WTA 1000 final in Madrid. The confrontation, which will be the fourth between them, will take place at 11:00 a.m. (ARG) and It can be followed on ESPN and Star+.

The Pole, who reigns on the circuit for 100 weeks, wins 19 titles and defends the final on the Madrid clay, will play its 15th semi-final in tournaments of such magnitude and will try to reach his fourth definition so far this seasonafter his brilliant performances in the United Cup, Doha and Indian Wells.

On her journey, the young woman from Warsaw, who has a record of 31 wins and 4 falls in 2024and has already won nine WTA 1000 competitions, as a result of her consecrations in Rome 2021 and 2022, Miami 2022, Indian Wells 2022 and 2024, Doha 2022, 2023 and 2024, and Beijing 2023, she eliminated the Chinese Wang Xiyu (6-1, 6-4), Romanian Sorana Cirstea (6-1, 6-1), local Sara Sorribes Tormo (6-1, 6-0) and the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia (4-6, 6-0 and 6-2) to reach the decisive stretch.

Thus, with the outfit of favorite, she will challenge the threatening American, 29 years old and finalist of the US Open 2017, who, thanks to her successes against the Romanian Irina Camellia Begu (7-6 and 7-6), the Russian Liudmila Samsonova (6-2 and 6-3), his compatriot Coco Gauff (7-6, 4-6 and 6-4) and the Tunisian Ons Jabeur (0-6, 7-5 and 6-1), is in its fourth final in the category, after what was done in Rome and Montreal 2016 and in Cincinnati 2019.

It is worth mentioning that all the matches between the Pole and the North American took place in WTA 1000 scenarios, with two victories for Iga (Rome 2021 and Indian Wells 2022) and one for Madison (Cincinnati 2022). This time, in Madrid, they will be put to the test at the Manolo Santana stadium.

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