Swiatek wins 6-0 6-0 in 40 minutes to reach Paris quarters


Iga Swiatek celebrates

Iga Swiatek has won 69 Grand Slam singles matches since 2020 – more than any other woman on tour [Getty Images]

Iga Swiatek took just 40 minutes to register a crushing 6-0 6-0 win over Anastasia Potapova and reach the French Open quarter-finals.

The two-time defending champion showed why she is the overwhelming favourite for the title with a relentlessly dominant performance.

Top seed Swiatek won 48 points – against 10 won by world number 41 Potapova – and did not face a single break point.

“It went pretty quickly,” Swiatek said.

“I was really focused and in the zone. I wasn’t looking at the score, so I continued working on my game.”

She will face Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova next after the Czech ended Serb qualifier Olga Danilovic’s run.

The stats tell most of the story: Swiatek made just two unforced errors, won 94% of points behind her first seve and held to love five times.

She took the first set in 19 minutes and only showed frustration when she missed two break points on Potapova’s serve in the second set, before taking the third.

It was a far cry from her second-round match against fellow four-time major winner Naomi Osaka, where she had to save a match point before progressing in three tough sets.

Should she retain her title, Swiatek will be the first woman since Justine Henin in 2007 to win the French Open singles three times in a row.

Swiatek is on an 18-match win streak at Roland Garros, having not lost since the 2021 quarter-finals.

She is also on a 16-match winning streak on clay courts this season, having claimed big titles in Madrid and Rome before arriving in Paris.

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