The 19-year-old Polish girl upset the top seed Halep in the last round. Today, facing the 26-year-old qualifying dark horse, she only took 1 hour and 18 minutes to make a strong pass. The French Open still maintained a perfect record without losing a set.
"I actually know that this game will not be as perfect as when Simone played against it," Svetek said. "It is impossible to maintain such a high level of stability at my current level. And I also know that under such conditions , I might make some mistakes when I first came up. All I have to do is to maintain a positive attitude and keep my feet on the ground."
"I want to be aggressive from the beginning, so that I can take the initiative on the court, and I think I am doing well."
"I didn't think I was playing in the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam, what I did before, I will do it now."
"I need to take a good rest and play doubles," Svetek said. She and Merichal also reached the quarter-finals of doubles with her partner. "I will not think about singles for the time being tomorrow, but I believe my coach will do it. Good homework, as always, help me develop tactics. We will do business as usual."