Tennis at Tokyo Olympics 2020: Iga Swiatek Vs Paula Badosa Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Number 6 seed Iga Swiatek of Poland booked her place in the second round and will now face Paula Badosa of Spain for a place in the round of 16.

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World number 8 Iga Swiatek takes on world number 29 Paula Badosa

Polish world number 8 Iga Swiatek faces Spanish world number 29 Paula Badosa in the second round of the Tokyo Olympics.

Iga Swiatek Vs Paula Badosa: Match details

TournamentTokyo Olympics 2020
MatchIga Swiatek Vs Paula Badosa
RoundSecond Round
VenueAriake Tennis Centre, Tokyo, Japan
SurfaceHard

Iga Swiatek Vs Paula Badosa: Preview

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek

Poland’s Iga Swiatek put in a clinical performance to move past Mona Barthel of Germany with a 6-2 6-2 win on her Olympic debut, as sweltering conditions in Tokyo took a toll on the players on the opening day of tennis at the Games. Many, like Pavluchenkova, had severe problems and she had to rest for one hour after the match to be able to speak to reporters

Currently ranked 29th in singles, Badosa, apart from drawing parallels with five-time Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova for a similar playing style as well as on-court mannerisms, is also one of the top-rated women’s tennis stars in the current crop. She enters the second round after getting past Kristina Mladenovic in a 3 setter in which she lost the opening set.

Iga Swiatek Vs Paula Badosa: Head to Head

Paula Badosa
Paula Badosa

Iga has never faced Paula and this will be the first meeting between the stars.

Iga Swiatek Vs Paula Badosa: Prediction

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek

The Polish international comes into the match having destroyed German Mona Barthel in the first round after having raced to a 5-0 advantage within 26 minutes. The No.6 seed and 2020 Roland Garros champion, needed just 67 minutes to oust the former Top 25 player Barthel on Centre Court at Ariake Tennis Park.  Badosa, however, did not have things as easy, having to fight past Mladenovic 6-7, 6-3, 6-0

Prediction: Swiatek to sweep Badosa away in straight sets.

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