Montreal/CMEDIA: In the ongoing Canadian Open, World No.1 Iga Swiatek reached the semifinals of the with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 win over qualifier Danielle Collins on Friday night was Swiatek’s 50th match victory of the season.
In the semifinals, she will face No.3 Jessica Pegula, who registered a dramatic 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 winner over doubles partner Coco Gauff.
In the past two seasons, Swiatek, the first player since Serena Williams (2013-2014) to win 117 matches over two years, has won 117 matches in a two-year span since Angelique Kerber in 2015-16.
Swiatek extended her reign as the No.1-ranked player to 72 weeks by reaching this quarterfinal,10th place on the all-time list and one more than Caroline Wozniacki.
Swiatek has now won three of four career matches against Collins.
“I really wanted to play powerful and I’m pretty happy that I managed to even increase the power in the third set. For sure, I was looking for that. Today I felt like I really needed to go even higher in terms of the intensity,” Swiatek was reported to say in her on-court interview.
“I’m really proud of myself that I made it to the semis. I’m happy that I can play another match,” she added.