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Garcia ends Swiatek’s winning streak on clay

Ladies Open Lausanne - Day 6

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - JULY 16: Caroline Garcia of France plays a backhand in her match against Petra Martic of Croatia during Ladies Open Lausanne on July 16, 2022 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Photo by RvS.Media/Monika Majer/Getty Images)

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WARSAW, Poland - Fifth-seeded Caroline Garcia advanced to the semifinals of the Poland Open after ending the clay-court winning streak of top-ranked Iga Swiatek at 18 matches.

Garcia won 6-1, 1-6, 6-4, breaking Swiatek in the 10th game of the deciding set for her first win over the Pole.

Swiatek had not lost on clay since the French Open quarterfinals in 2021.

France’s Garcia set up a semifinal match against 10th-seeded Jasmine Paolini. The Italian rallied 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 to beat Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland.

Lucky loser Kateryna Baindl rebounded from a set down to upset eighth-seeded Petra Martic 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. The Ukrainian next faces Ana Bogdan of Romania who outclassed another lucky loser, Brazilian Laura Pigossi, 6-1, 6-1.