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

Iga Swiatek celebrates

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 was the quickest win of Swiatek’s career – and the second shortest completed match at Roland Garros after Steffi Graf’s 32-minute triumph over Natasha Zvereva in the 1988 final.

“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 in a 6-4 6-2.

US Open winner Coco Gauff made light work of Italy’s Elisabetta Cocciaretto, winning 6-1 6-2 to set up a meeting with either Ons Jabeur or Clara Tauson.

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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