French Open: Iga Swiatek vs Nadia Podoroska: Live Score and Stream Updates
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11:18 AM18 days ago

Swiatek into the final!

Iga Swiatek wins the match 6-2 6-1!

A final winner punctuates another flawless performance as the Pole is the first from her country to reach the Roland Garros final. She's not dropped more than four games in any set and looks to be a heavy favorite for the title regardless of who wins the other semifinal.

A fantastic run comes to a close for Podoroska. She played brilliant tennis to reach the semifinals and she should be in the Top 100 soon, so we'll be seeing more of her. She's done herself and her country proud and has much to look forward to.

That's all for now. It was Iga Swiatek's day and she's in the French Open final. This is John Lupo saying so long for now and join me in a few minutes for the second semifinal.

11:13 AM18 days ago

Swiatek to serve for the match!

*Swiatek 6-2 5-1 Podoroska

It was as the teenager breaks again and will now serve for a place in Saturday's final.

11:08 AM18 days ago

Podoroska finally breaks

Swiatek 6-2 4-1 *Podoroska

The Argentine gets one of the two breaks back, but it may be a mere consolation prize.

11:03 AM18 days ago

Swiatek crushing Podoroska

*Swiatek 6-2 4-0 Podoroska

Now she's showing off her touch with a brilliant lob to bring up two break points. She converts the first, which means we're inching closer to Kenin and Kvitova starting.

10:58 AM18 days ago

Pole racing to the finish

*Swiatek 6-2 3-0 Podoroska

It's a hold to love for Swiatek. It's close to being over for Podoroska.

10:53 AM18 days ago

Swiatek breaks!

*Swiatek 6-2 2-0 Podoroska

It sounds like a broken record, but Swiatek keeps hammering away at that forehand and it keeps working for her. She's in charge now.

10:48 AM18 days ago

Swiatek holds to begin the second set

Swiatek 6-2 1-0 *Podoroska

Again, the forehand is doing the damage for Swiatek as she holds yet again.

10:43 AM18 days ago

Swiatek takes the first set!

Iga Swiatek wins the first set!

It took her three chances, but the 19-year old polishes off the opener in 36 minutes looking every bit the title favorite.

10:38 AM18 days ago

Swiatek a game away from the first set

Swiatek 5-2 Podoroska

That forehand is something else as Podoroska is finding out firsthand. Swiatek close to wrapping up the opening set.

10:33 AM18 days ago

Podoroska settling in

*Swiatek 4-2 Podoroska

It seems the world number 131 has found a good rhythm and comfortably holds.

10:28 AM18 days ago

Swiatek hanging on

Swiatek 4-1 *Podoroska

The 23-year old qualifier isn't playing all that badly, but Swiatek seemingly has all the answers, the biggest one being that hammer of a forehand to hold.
 

10:23 AM18 days ago

Podoroska on the board

*Swiatek 3-1 Podoroska

The Argentine has a fine forehand herself and she shows it off as she gets her first game of the match.

10:18 AM18 days ago

Pole keeps rolling along

Swiatek 3-0 *Podoroska
There's really not much Podoroska, or anyone for that matter can do to hurt Swiatek at this point as she holds to 15.
10:13 AM18 days ago

Swiatek breaks!

*Swiatek 2-0 Podoroska

The teenager has been showing off her forehand all fortnight long and it helps her to break and draw first blood in this semifinal clash.

10:08 AM18 days ago

Swiatek escapes her first service game

Swiatek 1-0 *Podoroska

That was a nervy opening game for the Pole, who fell behind 0-30 after Podoroska punched a forehand volley for a winner. She rallied to hold, but the Argentine is coming out swinging.

10:03 AM18 days ago

Kenin or Kvitova await

The winner of this match will play in Saturday's championship against the winner of the second semifinal between fourth seed Sofia Kenin and seventh seed Petra Kvitova.
9:58 AM18 days ago

Head-to-head

This is the first career meeting between Swiatek and Podoroska.
9:53 AM18 days ago

Podoroska makes history during run in Paris

The Argentine had not played in a Grand Slam event in four years, but she's made the most of her opportunity, coming through qualifying with straight sets victories over Magdalena Frech (6-2, 6-2), Jaqueline Cristian (6-0, 6-4) and 20th seed Xinyu Wang (6-2, 6-4).

In the main draw, she beat Greet Minnen 6-2, 6-1 in the first round, surprised 23rd seed Yulia Putintseva 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in the second round, knocked off Anna Schmiedlova 6-3, 6-2 in the third round, came from behind to beat Barbora Krejcikova 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the fourth round and stunned third seed Elina Svitolina 6-2, 6-4 in the quarterfinals.

9:48 AM18 days ago

Superb Swiatek rolling into semifinals

The 19-year old Pole has not been challenged so far in Paris, crushing 15th seed Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-2 in the first round, Su-wei Hsieh 6-1, 6-4 in the second round, wild card Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-2 in the third round, top seed Simona Halep 6-1, 6-2 in the fourth round and qualifier Martina Trevisan 6-3, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.
9:43 AM18 days ago

Welcome, everyone!

Hello and welcome to VAVEL's live coverage of this women's semifinal match at the French Open between 54th ranked Iga Swiatek and 131st-ranked Nadia Podoroska. 

My name is John Lupo and I will be guiding you through all of the action of this unlikely encounter.

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