Garcia ends Swiatek’s winning streak on clay


WARSAW, Poland – Fifth-seeded Caroline Garcia reached the semi-finals of the Poland Open after ending the 18-game winning streak of top-ranked Iga Swiatek on clay.

Garcia won 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 and broke Swiatek in the 10th game of the deciding set for her first win over the Pole.

Swiatek had not lost on clay since the quarterfinals of the French Open in 2021.

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France’s Garcia set up a semifinal against tenth-seeded Jasmine Paolini. The Italian rallied 1-6, 6-2, 6-2, beating Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic.

Lucky loser Kateryna Baindl recovered from a set-down to upset Petra Martic, who was seeded in eighth, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. The Ukrainian then faces Romania’s Ana Bogdan, who outclassed another lucky loser, Brazil’s Laura Pigossi, 6-1, 6-1.

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