Iga Swiatek is through to the third round of the Australian Open after defeating Camila Osorio in straight sets.
After a tricky opening match against Jule Niemeier on Monday, the world No. 1 looked much more comfortable on the court as she beat Osorio 6-2, 6-3 in just one hour and 24 minutes, but she insisted it wasn’t as easy as it looked.
‘’It was much tougher than the score says," Swiatek said after the match.
"She [Osorio] ran for every ball today. She never gave up. She didn't give me much points for free so I needed to really work for each of them.’’
Swiatek, the heavy favourite to win the tournament, is bidding to win her fourth Grand Slam title, and the 21-year-old revealed that she is happy with the way she is playing.
"I was really happy that I was being consistent in being proactive and tried to just play a bit faster and with more pressure, but I'm happy that I won and I can play in the next round."
Swiatek dominated throughout the encounter, breaking Osorio in the second game of the match and backing it up with a double break shortly after which put her in a comfortable 4-0 lead.
With a bagel looming, Osorio fought back to get herself on the score board, but Swiatek closed out the first set at the first chance she got.
Swiatek saved a break point in the opening game of the second set and soon after secured a double break which insured her victory.
Swiatek will face either the 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu or Spain’s Cristina Bucsa in the third round on Friday.
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