Iga Swiatek is on a tear, notching her 15th straight win to advance to the Miami Open semifinals.
The world No. 2 defeated No. 28 seed Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 6-3, in the Miami Open quarterfinals Wednesday to reach her fifth semifinal of the season.
Coming off back-to-back titles in Doha and Indian Wells, Swiatek has dominated the competition in Miami, dropping just 15 games in four matches.
The Polish star will next face off against No. 16 seed Jessica Pegula in the semifinals on Thursday, with the American moving on after Paula Badosa retired from their quarterfinal.
Swiatek will look for her first win over Pegula, who holds a 1-0 record over the soon-to-be world No. 1, beating Swiatek in 2019.
Should the 20-year-old win on Thursday, she will become only the ninth player in history to reach the Indian Wells and Miami Open finals in the same season.
Into her fourth WTA 1000 semifinal 👊🇵🇱 @iga_swiatek ＥＸＴＥＮＤＳ her win streak to 15!#MiamiOpen pic.twitter.com/J4xC88eeT7— wta (@WTA) March 31, 2022
Into her fourth WTA 1000 semifinal 👊🇵🇱 @iga_swiatek ＥＸＴＥＮＤＳ her win streak to 15!#MiamiOpen pic.twitter.com/J4xC88eeT7
Naomi Osaka and Belinda Bencic will headline the other semifinal in Miami, with Bencic holding a 3-1 head-to-head record against Osaka.
The 24-year-old star, however, is in top form in Miami, with Osaka yet to drop a set. Bencic will present a unique challenge to Osaka, with the world No. 22 able to absorb power and counter the 2021 Australian Open winner.
Semifinal coverage from the Miami Open will begin on Thursday at 1 p.m. ET on the Tennis Channel.