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Iga Swiatek serves a bagel at Wimbledon 2023 and moves closer to winning the title.

Top seed Iga Swiatek kept going for her first Wimbledon title by beating Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain on Centre Court.

Swiatek, who is 22 years old, won 6-2, 6-0 to move on to the third round.

The Pole has never made it past the fourth round on the grass at SW19, but this week he has looked great.

“I feel confident, which doesn’t happen often at Wimbledon,” Swiatek said after winning.

“This is the first year I feel like I’ve learned a lot and can change my game to the grass. I’m making progress!

“This could be my tournament in the future, but you have to work hard because grass is hard to practice on.”

Swiatek added, “It will get easier every year. This year I feel very sure of myself, which is great.”

Some people thought Swiatek would win the title, and in the first round, she played against Zhu Lin, who was ranked 34th. She only lost four games in that match, and this win against a player who was ranked 50 places below Zhu was even easier.

Swiatek has been working on her grass-court game since she won her fourth major title at Roland Garros last month. Last week, she made it to the semi-finals of a warm-up match in Germany.

The three-time French Open winner and Sorribes Tormo broke each other’s serves early on, but when she broke the Spaniard at 3-1, she looked in control and won the first set on her second set point.

Sorribes was pretty much done after a double-break in the second set, which was finished off with a strong backhand winner. Tormo and Swiatek continued to beat up her opponent with an amazing forehand to tie up a bagel in the second set.

Also, Greek eighth seed Maria Sakkari became the second top-10 player to lose in the championships. She joined American Coco Gauff as the second top-10 player to lose. World number 36 Marta Kostyuk made an amazing comeback to beat her 0-6 7-5 6-2.

In the first set, Sakkari seemed to have everything under control, but after multiple rain delays, her Ukrainian opponent came back to the court as a different player.

The former number two player in the world, Anett Kontaveit, beat Italy’s Lucrezia Stefanini 6-4, 6-4, extending her career by at least one match after she said she was going to quit after Wimbledon.


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