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Iga Swiatek vs. Nadia Podoroska 10/8/20 - French Open Women Singles Picks & Predictions

Iga Swiatek vs Nadia Podoroska Odds & Info

Game Iga Swiatek vs Nadia Podoroska
Date & Time Thursday October 8, 2020, 3:00 PM (EDT)
Roland Garros Paris, France
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We have reached the semifinals of the 2020 WTA French Open at Roland Garros. At this stage of the tournament, Iga Świątek from Poland is set to play against Nadia Podoroska from Argentina. Neither player would have expected to make it this far into the tournament but they have both caused major upsets and will be hoping to reach the final of the French Open. 

Iga Świątek has had an outstanding tournament and at the age of only 19, she has shown incredible potential. The big win for Iga Świątek took place in the fourth round where she defeated the top seed, Simona Halep. In the previous round, Iga Świątek defeated Martina Trevisan in straight sets. It was a dominant performance by Świątek which showcased her impressive receiving. During the win, Iga Świątek won 57% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 6 occasions. With many of the top seeds already eliminated, this is an outstanding chance for Iga Świątek to challenge for the title. 

On the other side of the coin, Nadia Podoroska enters this match having caused a major upset in the previous round where she defeated Elina Svitolina in straight sets. The receiving was very strong from Nadia Podoroska as she broke Svitolina’s serve on 8 occasions. It has been a strong few weeks for Nadia Podoroska as she entered this tournament having recently won a W60 tournament. This could be a challenging match for Nadia Podoroska as her opponent has been in thrilling form lately. 

This will be the first time that Iga Świątek and Nadia Podoroska will be playing each other at a WTA event.  

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Iga Swiatek

This should be a close match since both players are in outstanding touch and neither have a huge amount of experience at the elite stage of big tournaments. That being said, I see Iga Świątek winning this match. Iga Świątek has been playing at the higher level and I see her having the capability to exploit the weak serve of Nadia Podoroska. I see Iga Świątek winning in 3 sets.

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