Iga Swiatek digs deep to fend off Naomi Osaka in three-set French Open classic

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  • World No 1 saves match point on Osaka’s serve in third set
  • Swiatek defeats Osaka 7-6 (1), 1-6, 7-5 in second round

As Iga Swiatek took her first steps on the WTA tour in 2019, one of her early breakthrough tournaments in Toronto culminated in a meeting with Naomi Osaka.

Back then Osaka was at the height of her powers and Swiatek an 18-year-old rookie, but they battled as equals and Osaka narrowly won. Both players departed the court recognising each other as both new rivals and kindred spirits.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol at Roland Garros
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