Iga Swiatek rolls over Sorana Cirstea 6-2 6-3 in the quarter in Indian Wells on Thursday after playing a terrific match to square off with Elena Rybakina in the semifinal. The match lasted 1 hour and 22 minutes. The Pole won this tournament once in 2022. Here you can see her history at this event.
The Pole added to her prize money $ 168,170 after winning this match. She has already won $ 352,635 until now in this event. If she wins the next match, the Pole will add $ 309,725 to her earnings to get in total $ 662,360.
Highlights Iga Swiatek vs. Sorana Cirstea BNP Paribas Open – Indian Wells
Stats: aces, double faults, breaks, winners
At the end of the match, Swiatek scored 60 points vs. Sorana’s 43.
Swiatek was pretty focused in converting 63% of the break points that she procured (5/8).
On the other side, Cirstea was stunning in converting all her break points (2/2). However, that was not enough to win the encounter.
After this contest, the head to head between Swiatek and Cirstea is 2-0 for Iga.
Draw and next match H2H: Iga Swiatek vs. Elena Rybakina – stats
Swiatek will compete against Rybakina in the semifinal.
This will be the 3rd time that Iga Swiatek and Elena Rybakina square off. The head to head is 1-1 for Swiatek and Rybakina (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.
The last time that they squared off, Rybakina won 6-4 6-4 in the 4th round in Melbourne back in January 2023.
Live score progression and stats
Swiatek overpowered the opposition at the beginning of the set after breaking Sorana Cirstea in the 2nd game (2-0). Yet, there was more work to do for Swiatek to win the set since the Romanian succeeded in breaking back in the 3rd (1-2) game. The Pole kept her focus to break the Romanian in the 6th (4-2) and in the 8th (6-2) game.
Iga failed to serve out the set when leading 6-2 to be broken at 15.
The Romanian was unable to find the solution against the opposition in the last 5 games of the set when the scoreline went from 2-2 to 6-2.
Iga converted 60% of her break points (3/5). She had 5 break points opportunities in the 2nd (1-0 15-40), the 4th (2-1 30-40), the 6th (3-2 30-40) and the 8th game (5-2 30-40 and 40-A). On the other side, Cirstea was clinical in converting the only break point that she conquered in the 3rd game (0-2 40-A).
They contested 59 points. Iga was the one to win the set after conquering 15 points more than Cirstea (37-22). The Pole dropped 10 points on serve (20-10). Regarding the other side of the net, Sorana conceded 17 points on serve (12-17).
Swiatek conquered a commanding position in the outset to break Sorana Cirstea in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 4-0. However, that was not enough for the Pole to win the set since Sorana managed to break back in the 5th (1-4) game.
Swiatek converted 66% of her break points (2/3). She had 3 break points opportunities in the 1st (0-0 30-40) and the 4th game (3-0 15-40 and 30-40). On the other side, Cirstea was clinical in converting the only break point that she conquered in the 5th game (0-4 15-40).
They contested 44 points. The set was a huge battle since finally the Pole won just 2 more points than Cirstea (23-21). The Pole lost 9 points on serve (13-9). On the losing side, Sorana conceded 10 points on serve (12-10).
Tennis Scores in Indian Wells
- Elena RybakinaRybakina – Karolina MuchovaMuchova (7-64 2-6 6-4) – Stats and score progression
- Iga SwiatekSwiatek – Sorana CirsteaCirstea (6-2 6-3) – Stats and score progression
- Maria SakkariSakkari – Petra KvitovaKvitova (4-6 7-5 6-1) – Stats and score progression
- Aryna SabalenkaSabalenka – Cori GauffGauff (6-4 6-0) – Stats and score progression
- Iga SwiatekSwiatek – Elena RybakinaRybakina (1-1) – H2H details and stats
- Maria SakkariSakkari – Aryna SabalenkaSabalenka (3-4) – H2H details and stats