Iga Swiatek makes it 27 in a row against Sabalenka, moves through to Rome final
It's really hard to explain how impressive the run of Swiatke has been this season. Not many players ever did win 27 matches or more and she looks like a player that can't lose at all. Sabalenka was playing superb tennis all week long yet today she had no chance. The score indicates it wasn't close and it truly wasn't. The players traded blows from the baseline and Sabalenka simply could not keep up.
At times she could hit a winner or two but Swiatek was so superb from the baseline that it was really hard to win any games. Each 2nd serve was punished immediately as Swiatek did not waste any time. The first set was done with 6-2 as the consistency and precision of the Polish player could not be matched by Sabalenka. The Belarussian tried to be aggressive and hit the ball hard but it did not matter in the end.
Swiatek jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the 2nd set almost making it 5-0 but Sabalenka won her serve. She asked for the physio after that She took an MTO for a back issue with play resuming after three minutes. She finished it off with 6-1 in the 2nd set to move on to the final.