Iga Swiatek vs Sorana Cirstea: World No. 1 Iga Swiatek will take on Romania’s Sorana Cirstea on Thursday (March 16) in the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells 2023.
The current US Open champion Swiatek downed 2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu in straight sets (6-3, 6-1) to advance to the quarter-final.
The scores can make it the battle was a one-sided match but it was more than that. Although the Brit has been struggling with her form for the last 12 months or so, the Pole had to face Raducanu’s early attacks before she made a swift comeback with her onslaught to clinch the result in her favor.
Sorana, World No. 83, mastered World No.5 in per previous game and in the process, provided one of the biggest upsets in the tournament. Her rankings do not provide justice to the game she has played so far. Also Read: Judy Murray Believes Emma Raducanu Is Missing Out On Social Life With Only Men Surrounding Her
Iga Swiatek vs Sorana Cirstea match details
Tournament: Indian Wells 2023
Date: March 16, 2023
Venue: California, United States
Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
Category: ATP Masters 1000
Prize money: $8,800,000
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Iga Swiatek vs Sorana Cirstea: Head-to-Head Records Till Date
The two faced each other just one time in the past, with Swiatek leading the head-to-head stand 1-0. That lone face-off came in the round of 16 at the Australian Open last season.
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Iga Swiatek vs Sorana Cirstea: Who will be the winner?
Swiatek will enter the quarter-final as the favorite to win the match. She is yet to play a three-set match in the tournament. Even in her last match, Emma Raducanu couldn’t go past the in-form Swiatek.
So Sorana, who reached her highest round this season will have to execute something extraordinary to beat Swiatek who registered her 15th win this season out of 18 matches when she crushed Raducanu.
Prediction: Iga Swiatek will win in straight sets.
Iga Swiatek‘s Last Three Performances
1. Indian Wells 2023: Round of 16- Swiatek d. Emma Raducanu (6-3, 6-1).
2. Indian Wells 2023: Round of 32- Swiatek d. Bianca Andreescu (6-3, 7-6 (7-1)).
3. Indian Wells 2023: Round of 64- Swiatek d. Claire Liu (6-0, 6-1).
Sorana Cirstea‘s Last Three Performances
1. Indian Wells 2023: Round of 16- Cirstea d. Carolina Garcia (6-4, 4-6, 7-5).
2. Indian Wells 2023: Round of 32- Cirstea d. Bernarda Pera (6-3,6-1).
3. Indian Wells 2023: Round of 64- Cirstea d. Madison Keys (6-3, 6-2).
Iga Swiatek vs Sorana Cirstea: Broadcasting and Live Streaming Details
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USA: Tennis Channel
UK: Amazon Prime Video
Europe: Eurosport, SportKlub
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