Australian Open: Iga Swiatek knocks out Kaia Kanepi in the Quarters

Iga Swiatek knocked out Kaia Kanepi in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and advanced into the semis.

Iga Swiatek of Poland came from a set down to make her first Australian Open semifinal on Wednesday when she locked horns with brave veteran Kaia Kanepi of Estonia to meet Danielle Collins in the last four of the Australian Open.

The 7th Seed of Poland who is just 20 was consistent and resilient and stunned Estonia’s Kanepi by surprise in the quarter-finals of the open defeating her 4-6,7-6(7/2),6-3 on Rod Laver Arena in a match which lasted for 3hr 1min.


This has been Swiatek’s 6th Grand Slam in which she has survived through the second week of the slam since her victory in the Roland Garros in 2020 but this is the first time she has made it into the last four away from the clay court in Paris. She is now predicted to move to number 4th in world rankings and could also reach rank 3 if she wins the Australian Open this year.

In the first set both the players held serve to 2-2 but the Polish international was very aggressive and had 3 break opportunities which she was not able to convert. and eventually lost the first set 4-6. The second set went to a Tiebreaker which was dominated by Swiatek and won it 7-6(7/2). Early breaks by both the players in the deciding set before the Polish star broke again to make it 3-2 and then went on to win the set and seal the match by winning it 6-3.

The Polish star will play America’s Collins in the semifinal keeping her Grand Slam hopes alive.