Iga Swiatek advanced to the third round of WTA 1000 in Beijing. Now she will face Magda Linette. This match will go down in the history of Polish tennis. Polish tennis players play against each other very rarely.
Iga Swiatek plays very well in the WTA 1000 in Beijing. In the first round she defeated Sara Sorribes Tormo (55th WTA) 6:4, 6:3. In the next round, she gave no chance to Warwara Graczowa (47th WTA) 6:4, 6:1. Iga Swiatek’s advancement to the third round means a clash with another Polish tennis player. Swiatek will play against Magda Linette.
Their compatriots have not yet had the opportunity to play against each other in professional tournaments. The match between Swiatek and Linette will be only the eighth duel of Polish players against each other in history.
Agnieszka Radwanska and Marta Domachowska competed with each other the most, twice. In addition, the former WTA ranking runner-up also faced, for example, her own sister, Urszula Radwanska. Swiatek, in turn, played against Magdalena Fręch.