Indian Wells, California. – Top Rank inga swotek ruined past sorana cristia 6-2, 6-3 Reached the semi-finals of BNP Paribas Open on Thursday.
Defending champion Swiatek raced to a 4-0 lead in the second set before converting his second match point to wrap it up.
“I’m glad I played fast enough to start both sets well,” Swiatek said. “I feel like I’m handling things well and just playing my game.”
Next up for Swiatek is the No. 10 seed Elena Rybakinathat ended karolina muchova 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-4. It will be a rematch of the Australian Open in January, when Rybkina won 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals.
genetic sinner beat the defending champions taylor fritz 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 Became the first Italian player to reach the semi-finals of the 47-year-old tournament.
Sinner, seeded 11th, reached the Masters 1000 semifinals for the second time. They will face the top seed Carlos Alcarazwho beat number 8 felix auger-aliassim 6-4, 6-4. Alcaraz needs to win the title to regain the world No. 1 ranking.
Papi had 32 winners to 25 for Fritz; Both had 17 unforced errors.
Sinner connected on 80% of her first serves and won 15 of her 18 points at the net.
Fritz said that Sinner handled the windy conditions better down the stretch.
Fritz said, “I will say that in the two games that I broke in the third, I didn’t really feel like I could do much in points.” “I just kind of had to hope no matter how strong the wind was in my face, just in case he would miss.”
Sinner said he stepped up against Fritz’s serve in the middle of the match and tried to take the ball first to throw it out of the American’s rhythm.
“I went inside a bit, especially on the deuce side,” he said. “But only on the first serve, because I felt I had no chance to toss the ball or see where he was serving. Less time to him.”
Rybakina became the first woman from Kazakhstan to earn a semifinal berth at Indian Wells.
She dropped her first set of the tournament in the second but turned it around in the third. The 2022 Wimbledon champion won 15 out of 16 first-serve points and never faced a break point in the set.
“I served much better in the third,” Rybakina said on the court. “I didn’t start well at the beginning of the match, I was a bit slower than usual and the conditions here are not that easy for me. In the end, I played well in the crucial moments.”
Rybakina and Swiatek are 1–1 against each other in their careers.
“In Australia, I just know that when I went to play against her, I really had nothing to lose. She is number one and there was pressure on her at that point,” said Rybakina.