Iga Swiatek overcame a difficult start before pushing her way into the second round of the Bad Homburg Open on Monday with a victory against grasscourt specialist Tatjana Maria. The match score was 5-7, 6-2, 6-0.
at her first encounter on grass this year, Swiatek struggled to get going at the beginning of the match because it was her first competitive appearance since winning the French Open two weeks earlier. Maria was able to avert three of the four break points that were presented to her and capitalize on both of her opportunities to win the opening set.
However, Swiatek defeated the player who had advanced to the semifinals of the 2022 Wimbledon in the following game and went on to lose just two more games until clinching the victory 1 hour 52 minutes into the match.
Swiatek has now won eight tournaments in a row, giving him a total of 36 victories on the circuit this year.
Swiatek admitted that the process was difficult in the beginning. “But I’m pretty glad that I figured it out because I guess problem-solving on grass is the most important thing.” “But I’m pretty glad that I figured it out.”
The only surface type on which she has not yet triumphed to claim a championship is grass. At Wimbledon, she has never advanced farther than the round of 16 before.
In the second round, the top-ranked Polish player is scheduled to compete against Jil Teichmann. The Swiss player came back from a set down to defeat her American opponent Claire Liu 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Emma Navarro, another American, defeated Nadia Podoroska of Argentina with relative ease, winning 6-2 and 6-0 to set up a second-round matchup against Alizé Cornet of France.
Also, the fourth-seeded Mayar Sherif won her maiden main-draw match on grass by defeating the German player Anna-Lena Friedsam in three sets (4-6, 6-4, 7-5).
Katerina Siniakova won her match against Elisabetta Cocciaretto, the seventh-seeded player, with a score of 6-3 and 6-4, while Bianca Andreescu won her match against Sonay Kartal of Britain with a score of 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.
There were also victories for the Czech player Linda Noskova, the Frenchwoman Varvara Gracheva, and the Italian Lucia Bronzetti. Leylah Fernandez of Canada was also victorious.