The top seeds of Swigek Iga kicked the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix campaign with strong performance on Wednesday. The world no. 1 won her opener against Eva Lys 6-1, 6-1 in just 62 minutes to reach the quarter-finals. Swigek won 66% of his first points for LYS ‘40% and 71% of her second-serve points to the latter’s 35%.

SHe also converted six of the nine break points he had on German service. In turn, Swigek lost his lane once, in the second set when he tried to serve for the match. This is the 20th straight winner victory in a row.

Looking for a 21st victory on Trot and a place in the semi-finals, Swiatek is now waiting for Tamara Korpatsch or Seed Eighth Emma Raducanu.

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Porsche Tennis Grand Prix: Seeds continue along without upsets

Raducanu won her first-round match on Wednesday against Australia’s Storm Sanders.

The Briton needed 70 minutes to post a 6-1, 6-2 win over the qualifier. The 2021 US Open finalist won 76% of her first-serve points to Sanders’ 66% and 33% of her second-serve points to the latter’s 29%. Raducanu also saved the only break point she faced while converting four break points on Sanders’ serve.

The fifth seed of Anett Kontaveit needs to come from a set to get better than Angelique Kerber in their first round clash. Estonia won 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in two hours and a minute. Kerber won 72% of his first point to contava 65% but Southpaw could only win 31% of the second points in contaveit 50%.

In the second round, Kontaveit will play Ekaterina Alexandrova. In the Czech derby, sixth seed Karolina Pliskova beat Petra Kvitova 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5) in two hours and 23 minutes. In the second round, Pliskova will play Liudmila Samsonova.

Finally, Germany Laura Siegemund advanced to the second round of Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Siegemund beat Tamara Zidiansek 6-3, 6-3 in their first round match and will play the next fourth seed Maria Sakkari.

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