Iga Swiatek is unstoppable, even at the WTA 1000 which is being played this week in Dubai, with truly crazy numbers for the Polish star. After a 36-5 run in Doha, the world number one reaches the quarterfinals in Dubai with incredibly similar methods and timing.
Back from 6-1 6-1 against Leylah Fernandez, the Polish tennis player gets rid of Lumdilla Samsonova in seventy-seven minutes with another 6-1 6-0. Karolina Pliskova will not be waiting for her in the quarterfinals, who after her overtime against Kalinina is forced to raise the white flag in advance due to a virus.
The good momentum of Madison Keys continues, who after Jasmine Paolini and Caroline Garcia, also beats Victoria Azarenka. All extremely simple for the American tennis player, who effectively leaves just three games on the road.
Also in the quarterfinals is Coco Gauff, who benefits from Elena Rybakina's forfeit. In the final part of the day Jelena Ostapenko leaves the throne, who in the cartel challenge with Aryna Sabalenka after a practically perfect first set (which ends 6-2) scrapes together just two games between the second and third.
The 2-6 6-1 6-1 final that earned the Australian Open champion the challenge was emblematic. Below the highlights of the match between Iga Swiatek and Lumdilla Samsonova
Amazing Murray in Doha
Andy Murray was the protagonist of another epic victory, this time against Alexander Zverev, at the ATP event in Doha.
After outliving Lorenzo Sonego, the three-time Grand Slam champion beats Alexander Zverev in a super challenge, once again after more than three hours of play. Andy survives a crazy first set, takes a breather in the second, but above all sips his energies perfectly in the final rush and with a break at 5-5 he definitively breaks the balance and seals the success at 7-6(6 ) 2-6 7-5.
The German has been postponed, still hunting for certainties in the major circuit. Waiting for Murray in the quarterfinals, the revelation Alexandre Muller. After the qualifiers and Nikoloz Basilashvili in the first round, the French tennis player also beats Botis Van de Zandschlup and reaches the top eight for the first time in an ATP event.
In Doha, Andrey Rublev suffers more than expected, who needs the third set tie break against Tallon Griekspoor. Felix Auger Aliassime also leaves a set on the road in his debut against the Australian Kubler. In the final part of the day, Daniil Medvedev does not make any particular changes to the script in the challenge against Liam Broady.
Leaving aside a single moment of blurring in the initial phase, the Russian manages the challenge perfectly and seals the success on 6-4 6-3. It should be noted that Jannik Sinner's first opponent in Marseille will be Arthur Fils.
Player that the blue tennis player has already faced and beaten a handful of weeks ago in Montpellier before the final with Maxime Cressy.