San Diego Open: Swiatek defeats Gauff to qualify for semis

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Iga Swiatek has qualified for the semifinals of the San Diego Open with a 6-0 6-3 beating of Coco Gauff.

The world number one delivered a dominant display on Friday, needing just 65 minutes to dismiss the eighth-ranked 18-year-old.

Swiatek said after the match: “I was happy I was able to keep my focus. When it’s going well, it’s really hard to keep focus and play that same level of tennis. I’m feeling better, every day is a new day to get some experience on these courts. The jet lag is getting better, and staying up tonight will help me fight it.”

Swiatek will face Jessica Pegula next, who beat compatriot Madison Keys 6-4 7-5 earlier on Friday.