Last Updated: January 18, 2023, 08:37 IST
World primary Iga Swiatek wasted little time Wednesday in reaching the third spherical of the Australian Open, sweeping previous Colombia’s Camila Osorio 6-2, 6-Three on Rod Laver Arena.
The title favorite from Poland mentioned after a troublesome first-round examination that she wanted to seek out some additional “depth”, and she found the spark against the 21-year-old world number 84.
The 2022 French and US Open champion, also 21, is looking to win the Australian Open for the first time and reached the last 32 after 1hr 24min of gritty resistance from Osorio.
“The match was much tougher than the score says,” mentioned Swiatek, who made her Australian Open debut in 2019.
“It was actually intense bodily and Camila didn’t give me many factors without spending a dime, so I wanted to essentially work for each and every of them.
“But I’m completely happy that I used to be constant and I can play the subsequent spherical,” added Swiatek, a yr after recording her finest outcome at Melbourne Park, dropping to Danielle Collins within the semi-finals.
The three-time major winner — she also triumphed at Roland Garros in 2020 — will face either 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu of Canada or Spanish qualifier Cristina Bucsa in the third round.
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