Iga Świątek had a successful start in the WTA Finals. A former great doubles player, Marcin Matkowski, commented on her form. He pointed out the breakthrough moment and listed the favorites for the final triumph.
Iga Świątek started her match with Marketa Vondrousova in the WTA Finals with minor problems. After just over 30 minutes of play, she was leading 5:2 with two breaks. The Pole really wanted to turn the tide of this match, but she had huge problems with her backhand and serve. Fortunately, she overcame this weakness and equalized, and triumphed in the tie-break 7:3. In the second set, the Raszyn team gave no chance to the Wimbledon winner and defeated her 6-0.
A former excellent doubles player with the form of Iga Świątek
Iga Świątek’s form was commented on TVP Sport by Marcin Matkowski, a former Polish tennis player and doubles specialist who took part in the ATP Finals seven times for the eight best doubles players in the world. – You can see that when Iga was eliminated from the US Open and lost first place, she got rid of the pressure. In the following weeks, everyone counted her time at the top. It weighed on her. When this pressure is no longer there, it is clear that she enjoys tennis more. She showed it, for example in Beijing, he said.
– The old truth says that it is easier to get to the top than to stay there. Now Sabalenka has a harder time because she is struggling with the pressure of being the leader and fending off Iga’s attacks. For the Pole, it doesn’t matter much now whether she returns to the top in two weeks or two months, he added.
Marcin Matkowski pointed out Iga Świątek as one of the favorites of the WTA Finals
According to Marcin Matkowski, there are three favorites to win the WTA Finals. – Iga Świątek, Aryna Sabalenka and Coco Gauff in their current form and condition are the favorites of the final tournament – he mentioned.
– I’m betting on the final between Sabalenka and Świątek. It would be a great ending to the season, he concluded.