Iga Swiatek set to face Coco Gauff 

In the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open on Saturday, top seed Iga Swiatek will compete against seventh seed Coco Gauff

(Tennis news) With 53 victories from 61 matches this season with championship runs at the French Open, Qatar Open, Stuttgart Open, and most recently the Poland Open, the Pole has been in superb form. She also achieved second-place finishes in Madrid and Dubai.

Swiatek had just advanced to the semifinals of the National Bank Open when he arrived in Cincinnati. She easily defeated Danielle Collins in the opening round to kick off her campaign. She then defeated competitors like Marketa Vondrousova and Qinwen Zheng to go to the final four.

Vondrousova, the current Wimbledon champion, was upset by Swiatek in two sets, 7-6(3), 6-1.

In contrast, Coco Gauff has a record of 36 wins from 49 matches, including championship runs in the Auckland Open and the Citi Open in Washington. She also advanced to the semifinals in Dubai and Eastbourne and the quarterfinals in Paris.

The American came into Cincinnati after placing in the final eight at the National Bank Open. Gauff started her campaign by easily defeating Mayar Sheriff in the opening round before outwitting competitors like Linda Noskova and Jasmine Paolini to go to the semifinal. Paolini, an Italian qualifier, was defeated by her in two sets, 6-3, 6-2.


Gauff has never beaten Swiatek in head-to-head competition. Most recently, she won in straight sets against the American in the 2023 French Open.


Iga Swiatek, the top seed, and Coco Gauff, the seventh seed, are ready to compete for a place in the Western and Southern Open final in a highly anticipated semifinal matchup. This match promises to be enthralling due to the opposing playing styles.

The aggressive baseline game that Swiatek is known for has been on full display this season. She has established herself as one of the best players on the WTA tour with a record 53 victories from 61 matches and many title-winning runs, including the prestigious French Open. She will use her strong groundstrokes and leadership skills as important weapons.

The tennis player Gauff is a rising star who combines athleticism, speed, and versatility. Her victories at the Auckland Open and the Citi Open in Washington attest to her prowess at the top echelons of competition. Swiatek’s aggressive style of play will need to be offset by the American’s strong defensive abilities, pressure-absorbing capabilities, and ability to change the pace of the game.

Gauff will be motivated to end her winless streak and make a statement despite Swiatek dominating their head-to-head record with a perfect 7-0 scoreline. During their most recent meeting at the French Open, she had a good chance to weigh in, but the young woman lost her composure under pressure.

Swiatek will be the favourite to go to the final based on their distinct skill levels and tactical knowledge. She has the advantage because to her aggressive style of play, current form, and confidence.

Gauff has the potential to make this a hotly contested match, though, and her tenacity and capacity to adjust to various game types cannot be understated.

Iga Swiatek to win in 3 sets

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