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Swiatek defeated by Kalinskaya in Dubai semi-finals!

Swiatek defeated by Kalinskaya in Dubai semi-finals!

A big sensation in Dubai, where Anna Kalinskaya put in a superb performance to beat Iga Swiatek in the semi-finals. The Russian, ranked 40th in the world and a qualifier, won in 1 hour 41 minutes, 6/4, 6/4. In the final, she will meet Jasmine Paolini, a completely unexpected opponent at this stage of the competition.

Swiatek got off to a good start in this semi-final. The world n°1 broke in the 6th game of the 1st set to lead 4/2. But Kalinskaya then played 6 consecutive games to take the 1st set and break in the 2nd (6/4, 2/0).

The Russian even increased her lead in the 7th game, making the double break to lead 5/2. The difference was made and the Polish player's subsequent break didn't change a thing. So far, Kalinskaya has had the perfect week, losing just one set in 7 matches played. All that remains is for her to win the 8th.

Il y a 54 jours
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POL Swiatek, Iga [1]
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RUS Kalinskaya, Anna [Q]
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RUS Kalinskaya, Anna [Q]
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ITA Paolini, Jasmine
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Anna Kalinskaya
26e, 1959 points
Iga Swiatek
1e, 10835 points
Jasmine Paolini
14e, 2865 points
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Considering rafa is playing one of the quickest players on tour and that this is only his 3rd tour match in well over 300 weeks I don't think this is too bad. Not too say I wouldn't have liked to see
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Christine N Christine N
I said earlier that Rafa would win in 3 sets & I still believe he can
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Aladdin Sane Aladdin Sane
Rafa never lost a 2R match at Barcelona before. It's really heartbreaking to see my idol going down like this. But I guess, if this is what it takes for him to be 100% fit for French Open then I will
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Sabah_Kazmi Sabah_Kazmi
Let's just say Trevisan is a better clay courter and played as such and Naomi has yet to master the surface.
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tiarastar008 tiarastar008
Even if rafa doesn’t win it’s a very good warm up for him
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Ziggidy420 Ziggidy420