For the former number one Osaka, it is the first final on the WTA tour since its victory at the Australian Open more than a year ago. Swiatek takes over the leadership in the world ranking after the resignation of Ashleigh Barty from Australia on Monday.
Hurkacz meets Alcaraz – Cabbage and Stebe in use
Defending champion Hubert Hurkacz had previously denied Daniil Medvedev at the Masters-1000 tournament in Miami the hoped-in return to the top of the world rankings. The 25-year-old poles won on Thursday in the quarter-finals against the one year older Russians with 7: 6 (9: 7), 6: 3. In the semifinals, he meets now on the 18-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, who prevailed in an enormous exciting match 6: 7 (5: 7), 6: 3, 7: 6 (7: 5) against the Serbs MIOMIR KECMANOVIC.
Today’s Friday, German Routinians fight in tournaments in Europe around the move to the next round: Philipp Kohlschreiber (38) meets the Argentine Thiem-Bewinger Pedro Cachin, Cedric-Marcel Stebe (31) in Lugano in Lugano in the quarterfinals of Marbella plays in Lugano Jurij Rodionov.