‘That was stressful!’ Iga Swiatek sheds TEARS OF JOY after a colossal effort to knock out Sorana Cirstea in three sets

Iga Swiatek booked a place in the quarterfinals of Australian Open 2022, with a three set win over Sorana Cirstea.

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek

Iga Swiatek, ninth seed at Australian Open 2022 defeated Sorana Cirstea in three sets to march into the quarterfinals. The Pole had to toil hard, in what was one of the toughest matches she has ever played in a whole.

Iga Swiatek went a set down early in the game, as it seemed that the French Open 2020 champion was trying a bit too hard. However, she got her act together and completely caught the Romanian off guard to produce a comeback from the top draw.

Eventually, Iga Swiatek won by a score-line of 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 in a match that lasted almost 2 and a half hours. Swiatek broke down in tears after her colossal win over Sorana Cirstea, as she could not hide her emotions after such a grueling encounter.

For me, a week without crying is not a week. I cry when I lose, I cry when I win, it is like that,” said Swiatek after her fourth round win at Australian Open 2022 on Monday.

Iga Swiatek betters her 2021 Australian Open performance; could face second seed in the last 8 battle

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek

Iga Swiatek reached the fourth round of Australian Open 2021, where she was knocked out by two-time Grandslam champion, Simona Halep. Next up, the Pole could face the second seed, Aryna Sabalenka in a blockbuster quarterfinal match up on Wednesday.

Iga Swiatek signed off the court with a special and an honest message. On the camera lens, Swiatek wrote: “That was stressful. Into the QF.”

Speaking about her performance, Iga Swiatek will have to cut down on her double faults, as she had 5 to her name in the fourth round. The Pole won 76% of her points on first serve, whereas, she really struggled to control the points on her second serve.

Iga Swiatek converted 6 of her 14 break point opportunities, whereas, Cirstea managed to break the Pole on four occasions. In all, Swiatek won 105 points, whereas, the Romanian managed to win 95 points.

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