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Tennis: Tops seeds Swiatek and Sabalenka march on in Madrid

World number one Iga Swiatek made light work of Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo in the fourth round of the Madrid Open on Monday (April 29), wrapping up an emphatic 6-1 6-0 victory in just over an hour.

The result sees last year’s losing finalist continue her bid for a maiden Masters 1000 title on clay while leaving no Spanish representation left in the women’s singles draw.

Meanwhile, defending champion Aryna Sabalenka came back from a set down against world number 15 Danielle Collins, putting an end to the 30-year-old American’s 15-match winning streak while keeping her own hopes alive of becoming the first three-time winner in Madrid since Petra Kvitova.

In an all-American fourth round match-up, Madison Keys upset number three seed Coco Gauff to reach a first ever quarter-final at the Caja Magica.

Keys fought back from 2-5 down in the first set and 2-4 in the third to prevail 7-6(4) 4-6 6-4 and take the lead in the pair’s overall head to head record with three wins compared to her younger compatriot’s two.


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