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
|Tournament||Tokyo Olympics 2020|
|Match||Iga Swiatek Vs Paula Badosa|
|Venue||Ariake Tennis Centre, Tokyo, Japan|
Iga Swiatek Vs Paula Badosa: Preview
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
Iga has never faced Paula and this will be the first meeting between the stars.
Iga Swiatek Vs Paula Badosa: Prediction
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.