French Open: Poland’s Świątek enters 2nd round of women’s doubles

Poland’s Iga Świątek and Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States have advanced to the second round of the women’s doubles competition at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris.

Polish tennis player Iga Świątek.

Polish tennis player Iga Świątek.Photo: Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/ABACAPRESS.COM via PAP

The Pole and the American eased past the French wild-card duo of Aubane Droguet and Selena Janicijevic 6-0, 6-1 in their first-round encounter on Wednesday.

Up next for Świątek and her US doubles partner at the Grand Slam tournament in the French capital will be the winners of a match pitting Russians Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina against Germany’s Anna-Lena Friedsam and China’s Wang Yafan.

Poland’s Świątek on Monday booked her place in the second round of the French Open women’s singles after a 6-0, 7-5 victory against Kaja Juvan of Slovenia.

The 20-year-old Pole, who is defending her women’s singles title in Paris, will on Thursday play Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson for a place in the third round of the women’s singles at the 2021 French Open.

(gs/pk)

Source: PAP

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