The 54th-ranked Swiatek has driven through the draw without dropping a set.
Her five triumphs include taking down 2019 finalist Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-2, Hsieh Su-Wei and Eugenie Bouchard before gaining revenge over Halep and taking out Trevisan. Five matches, just five hours and 50 minutes on court.
The teenager leads the tournament with 60/97 (62%) points won on second serve, managing to find her spots and apply the pressure, even on the slower delivery.
Swiatek also leads the tournament in receiving games won, winning a staggering 27/31 (87%) of her return games through five matches.
A healthy 127 winners struck so far mean Swiatek has been averaging over 25 winners per match. It’s been clinical and captivating to watch.
Podoroska breezed through qualifying and survived a turbulent battle against Yulia Putintseva in round two. Her all-court craft was on display in the impressive 6-2, 6-4 passage past Svitolina.
The legs might be heavier than Swiatek’s, with eight hours and three minutes on court just in the main draw. Her 71/118 (60%) success rate at the net is the standout stat for her, with the Argentine capable in all corners of the court.