World primary Iga Swiatek continued her dominant streak on the Italian Open by beating Croatia’s Donna Vekic to achieve the quarter-finals.
Swiatek, 21, is bidding for a 3rd successive title in Rome and, regardless of some unconvincing moments towards twenty fourth seed Vekic, received 6-3 6-4.
The three-time main champion has received her previous 14 matches on the Rome clay.
She’s going to put that report on the road when she faces Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina within the quarter-finals.
In a last-16 match pushed again to Tuesday after Monday’s rain in Rome, Swiatek was removed from her finest and significantly struggled along with her forehand.
However she had sufficient high quality to edge previous Vekic, who had probabilities to make the scoreline nearer however may take solely considered one of her seven break factors.
“Donna is an skilled participant and may play very well on most surfaces. She placed on a whole lot of strain however I am blissful to deal with it and are available by way of,” Swiatek stated.
On going through Kazakhstan’s Rybakina subsequent, she added: “It’s not going to be simple, she is in nice form this season, it will likely be difficult. However I am prepared for it and comfy on clay.”