In a day disturbed by the rain, Iga Swiatek got out of the trap Jessica Pelluga (who will join the top 5 in the world at the start of the week) to reach the final of the San Diego tournament, on the night of Saturday to Sunday. The world number one needed three sets (4-6, 6-2, 6-2) to win in a meeting interrupted for more than an hour by bad weather.
“I was leading in the first set, so I knew I had the game to win this match, but I lost my concentration in the middle of the set.explained Swiatek, who let slip the first run. I didn’t want to make that mistake again, so I came back and wanted to be really calm and not lose those important moments. »
Winner recently at the US Open, Swiatek (21), will try Sunday to win an eighth career title against Donna Vekic or Danielle Collins, whose semi-final was interrupted in the middle of the decisive set because of the rain.