After Maria Sakkari, the super number one of the world Iga Swiatek also qualifies for the semifinals of the WTA Finals in Forth Worth. No difficulties against Caroline Garcia, who will also have the play-off against Daria Kasatkina to overcome the sieve of the Tracy Austin Group, obviously in second place, on Saturday evening.
The Polish tennis player wins a game absolutely poor in headaches with a very clear 6-3 6-2 and is now waiting for one between Aryna Sabalenka, Jessica Pegula and Ons Jabeur. The fate of the second group in Texas is still to be decided.
In short: the Russian puts an end to the march of Coco Gauff, also engaged in doubles, thanks to a first set that she manages to harpoon at the tie break after having recovered a disadvantage of 1-4 and having squandered a set point on 6-5.
The second is decidedly easier, with the American starlet who is prey to nerves and a flood of errors is no longer able to put the challenge back on track. Emblematic the 7-6 (6) 6-4 which matures on the threshold of two hours of play and which guarantees the Russian tennis player the playoff on Saturday evening to access the semifinals and take Sakkari.
ATP Paris-Bercy: Paul passes the test of 9, ok Tsitsipas
Tommy Paul overcomes the most banal of litmus tests after the success against Rafael Nadal, bruised and on his return. The American, a one-two character, makes Pablo Carreno Busta understand little.
The double 6-4 is a fairly evident stamp on Paul's supremacy, who then enters a collision course with Stefanos Tsitsipas. Corentin Moutet does what he can after the hangover with Cameron Norrie. Called to take the court just over sixteen hours after the victory against the British, the home player, recently expelled from the Federation, manages to drag the Greek to the tie break in the second set.
In the moment of maximum difficulty, Tsitsipas makes up two points of delay and closes with a mega-split of 7-1. We remember that today to open the evening session there will be Novak Djokovic and Lorenzo Musetti.