Polish World No. 1 Iga Swiatek will take on Brazilian World No. 14 Beatriz Haddad Maia for a place in the finals of the French Open 2023. Swiatek demolished the American teen Coco Gauff in the quarterfinals: 6-4, 6-2, whereas Haddad Maia took care of the Tunisian World No. 7 Ons Jabeur: 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1.
The Polish World No. 1 is in total control, as she has yet to lose a set in her favorite Grand Slam. Her dominance here resembles that of Peak Rafael Nadal on clay, as the maximum her opponents were able to do until the semi-finals was to push a set into the tenth game. In short, four games is the maximum she has given to her opponents in a set—Coco Gauff in the first set of the last eight and Claire Liu in the second round.
Beatriz Haddad Maia, the 27-year-old Brazilian, is playing her best-ever Grand Slam tournament in singles here in Paris. Until now, her best-ever Grand Slam performance was second-round appearances at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open. Her best-ever result in the French Open was also a second-round appearance last year. She lost to Estonian unseeded Kaia Kanepi in straight sets: 4-6, 4-6.
Iga Swiatek vs Beatriz Haddad Maia: Prediction
The Brazilian star Haddad Maia is on a dream ride as she became the first woman from her country to reach the last four in Parisian dirt whereas Swiatek’s dominance is seen as yet another day in the office for her.
These two moods will say about the odds as well for this clash. Though Maia has been playing her best tennis in recent times and has a head-to-head advantage of 1-0 against the Polish, Swiatek is in a league of her own at the moment and it is going to take a mammoth task even to take a set off her.
Match Prediction: Iga Swiatek to win in straight sets
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