Iga Swiatek vs Beatriz Haddad Maia Preview
Iga Swiatek vs Beatriz Haddad Maia: World No. 1 Iga Swiatek is all set to play her second consecutive semi-final at the French Open on Thursday (June 8) against 14th-seed Beatriz Haddad Maia on Court Philippe-Chatrier in Paris.
Swiatek, the defending champion, won all her previous clashes in straight sets, including a double bagel against Wang Xinyu. She arrived at the tournament after a quarter-final loss to Elena Rybakina in the Italian Open and knocked out Cristina Bucsa in the first round of the ongoing tournament. She then went on to breeze past the likes of Claire Liu, Wang Xinyu, Lesia Tsurenko, and Coco Gauff in the next rounds. That quarter-final match against Gauff was also the rematch of the 2022 French Open final. This year, she won in Stuttgart and Doha.
On the other hand, Beatriz Haddad Maia upset Ons Jabeur to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final at the French Open. She also became the first Brazilian woman to reach the Roland Garros semifinals in the Open Era. Prior to this clash, Haddad Maia couldn’t make it beyond the second round in her previous main-draw appearance in the Grand Slams. She also beat Jabeur for the first time after getting beaten by her in their previous encounters.
Iga Swiatek vs Beatriz Haddad Maia Match Details
- Tournament: 2023 French Open
- Date: Thursday, June 8
- Venue: Paris, France
- Surface: Outdoor clay
- Round: Semifinals
- Category: Grand Slam
- Prize money: €49,600,000
Iga Swiatek vs Beatriz Haddad Maia Head-to-head
Haddad Maia upset Swiatek in their lone encounter on the hard court of Toronto 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 in 2022. So the Brazilian leads their head-to-head record 1-0.
Iga Swiatek vs Beatriz Haddad Maia Prediction
Swiatek is formidable on the red dirt. She is the defending champions and has won the Roland Garros in 2020 as well. Swiatek combines aggressiveness with calmness, forged through sports psychology did her wonders. Despite her aggressive style of play, she deliberately creates opportunities to hit winners. She serves big and her sliding abilities allow her to defend from corners.
On the other hand, the 27-year-old Beatriz Haddad Maia will be in full confidence due to her previous clashes as well as her beating the Pole in their previous encounter. However, that win came on hardcourt and clay, Swiatek is the most dangerous. Haddad Maia needs to play exceptionally well to upset the 21-year-old in her comfort zone and that is why, it’s difficult to think of a winner here other than Swiatek.
Prediction– Swiatek in two sets.
Iga Swiatek’s last three matches
- French Open 2023: Quarter-final- Swiatek beat Coco Gauff 6-4, 6-2.
- French Open 2023: Fourth round- Swiatek beat Lesia Tsurenko 5-1 (Walkover)
- French Open 2023: Third round- Swiatek beat Wang Xinyu 6-0, 6-0.
Beatriz Haddad Maia’s last three matches
- French Open 2023: Quarter-final- Haddad Maia beat Ons Jabeur 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-1.
- French Open 2023: Fourth round- Haddad Maia beat Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-7(3), 6-3, 7-5.
- French Open 2023: Third round- Haddad Maia beat Ekaterina Alexandrova 5-7, 6-4, 7-4.
Iga Swiatek vs Beatriz Haddad Maia live telecast
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