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Barty slides past Swiatek to reach last eight in Madrid – WTA Tennis

World No.1 Ashleigh Barty came through in the clutch to defeat Iga Swiatek in a match between the last two French Open champions in Madrid.

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Two French Open champions, one winner: world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty got the better of Iga Swiatek at the Mutua Madrid Open on Monday to reach the quarterfinals of the WTA 1000 event, 7-5, 6-4.
Both players came into the match with streaks at stake: Barty boasted 13 consecutive wins on red clay going back to her maiden Grand Slam victory in Paris in 2019, while Swiatek had won 18 consecutive sets on the surface dating back to her own triumph last fall. 
“I really enjoyed myself out there tonight. I…

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