Haddad Maia won with the Olympic champion from Tokyo 2: 6, 6: 3, 6: 3. Previously, the Brazilian won with the French Open semi-finalist, Italian Martina Trevisan, last year’s US Open finalist with Canadian Leylah Fernandez, and in the 1/8 finals with Świątek 6: 4, 3: 6, 7: 5. The next obstacle on the way to the third title in her career will be Czech Karolina Pliskova (No. 14).
24-year-old Haddad Maia won both WTA titles this year (on grass in Nottingham and Birmingham) and moved up to the 24th place in her career in the world.
In the second semi-final in Toronto, American Jessica Pegula (No. 7) will play against Romanian Simona Halep (No. 15).
Beatriz Haddad Maia (Brazil) bt Belinda Bencic (Switzerland, 12) 2-6 6-3 6-3
Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic, 14) bt Zheng Qinwen (China) 4-6 6-4 6-4
Jessica Pegula (USA, 7) bt Julia Putintseva (Kazakhstan) 6-3 6-3
Simona Halep (Romania, 15) bt Cori Gauff (US, 10) 6: 4, 7: 6 (7-2)
– First a footballer, then a celebrity – he says about himself. He does not “walk on the walls”, he does not seek media attention. It is the media that are interested in him, although not necessarily in a sports context. Łukasz Kadziewicz asks him about his football career, and Jarosław Bieniuk answers what the sport gave him, what he took and whether he felt professionally fulfilled. “In football, the ceiling is so high that it’s hard to say,” I’m satisfied, “he admits. He admits that his career was greatly influenced by his private life. Positive? Negative? About it says “In the shadow of sport”. He also reveals what his generation lacked to reach for more in football and what connection it can have … the European Union.
Source:PAP / cables
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