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Iga Swiatek dispatches Marketa Vondrousova to continue Roland Garros domination

Defending champion Iga Swiatek stayed on easy street as she sailed into the semi-finals of the French Open with a straight sets win over Marketa Vondrousova.

The world number one double-bageled Anastasia Potapova in round four and quarter-final opponent Vondrousova must have feared the same fate after Swiatek raced through the first set without losing a game.

When she took the opening game of the second set, the 23-year-old from Poland had won 20 games in a row over three matches.

But Vondrousova, the reigning Wimbledon champion and runner-up here in 2019, halted that amazing streak with a hold for 1-1 in the second set.

However, Swiatek went on to wrap up a 19th straight win at Roland Garros 6-0 6-2 in a shade over an hour.

"Honestly I think everything worked," she said. "I feel I am serving better than in previous rounds so that gave me an extra boost of confidence. I could go with my tactics and not overthink anything.

"Today was pretty straightforward. I'm happy I kept my focus. I wanted to play my game no matter what was coming back from Marketa. I felt I was in the zone today."

The semi-final showdown with Gauff will be a repeat of the 2022 final, which Swiatek won 6-1 6-3.

"I'll prepare the same as before any other match and not think about the match as something huge," she added. "Coco isn't easy, she likes playing on the clay, especially here."

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