Iga Swiatek comes out on top against Karolina Pliskova in the second round in Montreal

Iga Swiatek comes out on top against Karolina Pliskova in the second round in Montreal

If Karolina Pliskova has been in sharp decline for a few weeks, the 23rd in the world remains dangerous. The former world number 1, who tasted success on Monday after more than a month without a win, put the current boss of the circuit, Iga Swiatek, in difficulty. But the Pole, who twice had a break lead in the first set, before being caught in stride, managed the tie-break better than the Czech then walked away (7-6 (6) , 6-2) to reach the round of 16 in Montreal on Wednesday.

Swiatek could find in the round of 16 Karolina Muchova (17th), against whom she had imposed in pain (6-2, 5-7, 6-4) in the final of Roland-Garros, June 10. The Czech must therefore dominate the Romanian Sorana Cirstea (31st).

Gauff easy, Pegula passes

After winning the most prestigious title of her career in Washington on Sunday, Coco Gauff (7th) followed up perfectly (6-2, 6-2) against Briton Katie Boulter (6-2, 6-2). The 3rd world Jessica Pegula dominated in two sets (6-4, 6-4) the Kazhake Yulia Putintseva (61st).

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