Barty takes down Swiatek for a spot in the Madrid Open quaterfinal
In a clash of two Roland Garros champion it was the more experienced Barty who ended up winning. The start of the match was better for Swiatek who was able to take an early break after a very long service game for Barty. Swiatek played extremely aggressively often being the one ending points with a winner or unforced error.
She could not sustain that level for long and Barty was able to pull the break back before the player's traded a few service games. Towards the end of the set, Barty started playing much better and she was able to use the first break point she faced. She would go on to clinch the opening set 7-5.
The 2nd set featured strong play from both players but one bad game proved very costly for Swiatek. Barty took an early break which she maintained for the rest of the set. At 3-2, Swiatek had a golden opportunity as she had 3 consecutive break points but Barty served her way out of it. She hit 6 aces in total but also had 5 double faults.
The 2nd set was won with 6-4 with the match lasted 102 minutes in total. Barty was simply better and more composed in key moments while Swiatek made too many costly errors.