2023 Madrid

Madrid: Swiatek holds off Alexandrova in three-set tussle

World No.1 Iga Swiatek gritted past No.16 seed Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-3 to make the Mutua Madrid Open quarterfinals for the first time. Alexandrova saved a match point in the second set, but Swiatek took the decider to prevail in 2 hours and 25 minutes.