Swiatek makes it to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon after a scare from Bencic
Iga Swiatek, the current world No.1 in women’s tennis, showed her resilience by saving two match points to defeat Belinda Bencic, the No.14 seed and Olympic champion, in a thrilling match at Wimbledon. The victory not only advanced Iga to her first Wimbledon quarterfinals but also extended her winning streak to 14 consecutive matches. This also marks her ninth consecutive appearance in the quarterfinals, making her the youngest player since Svetlana Kuznetsova to achieve this feat at all four Grand Slam tournaments.
In the match, Bencic started strong and took a commanding 6-1 lead in the first-set tiebreak, ultimately winning the set. However, she quickly responded by breaking Bencic in the opening game of the second set. Although Bencic managed to break back and keep the pressure on, Swiatek showed her determination by saving two match points and forcing a second-set tiebreak.
she dominated the tiebreak, winning it convincingly and pushing the match into a deciding third set. The crucial moments came early in the third set when Iga broke Bencic’s serve to take a 3-1 lead. She held on to that advantage and closed out the match with her 33rd winner after an intense battle lasting 3 hours and 3 minutes. Swiatek’s next opponent in the quarterfinals will be Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.