Iga Swiatek to face Coco Gauff in semifinals of Italian Open

ROME -- Top-ranked Iga Swiatek reached the Italian Open semifinals when she swept aside former finalist Madison Keys 6-1, 6-3 on Tuesday.

It was the same result and score Swiatek achieved against Keys in the Madrid semifinals two weeks ago.

The 16th-ranked Keys grew more frustrated at her inability to convert break points -- racking 10 without converting a single one -- and at one point hit her racket against the clay.

"Honestly I felt really good today, even if I that knew one or two points could change everything," Swiatek said.

"I'm glad that I served well because I think when we were kind of even in the games sometimes, I could win two points just by serving.

"It's something that doesn't happen often in my game, so today was a good day in terms of that."

The two-time champion will next face third-seeded Coco Gauff after the American beat Qinwen Zheng 7-6 (4), 6-1.

Information from the Associated Press and Reuters was used in this report.