Iga Świątek must forget about the tournament in Tokyo as soon as possible and focus on the next matches. Now the Pole will take part in the China Open. We know the date of her first match.
After an unsuccessful adventure in Tokyo, Iga Świątek moved to Beijing for the China Open tournament. During these competitions, the Pole will be seeded number two, but will not receive a free spot. According to the competition regulations, this “privilege” is granted to the semi-finalists of the tournament in Japan, and the Raszyn player was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Weronika Kudiermietowa.
We know when Iga Świątek will return to the court
Despite starting from the first round, we won’t see Iga Świątek on the court anytime soon. The organizers of the CHhina Open decided that the Pole would play her first match only on Monday, October 2. The opponent of the second racket in the world will be Sara Sorribes, who is ranked 55th in the WTA ranking.
This will be their second match on the tour. For the first time, both players faced each other in July this year at the Wimbledon Grand Slam. Back then, our compatriot was better on the London courts, beating the Spanish 6-2, 6-0. If the Pole wins this match, she will face the winner of the match, Anastasija Potapova – Varvara Gracheva.
Interestingly, if the results are favorable, in the third round Iga Świątek will have a chance to face Magda Linette for the first time. However, the Poznań player must defeat Belarusian Victoria Azarenka to open the tournament, which will not be a difficult challenge.
Iga Świątek: A weight was lifted from my shoulders
Iga Świątek is already in Beijing. The tennis player also took part in the first press conference before the China Open. The journalists there asked her about her attitude to the recent events in the WTA ranking.
– In a way, I stopped thinking about rankings altogether because I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Now I can focus more on work and return to a more calm and normal exercise rhythm, she replied.
All matches with Iga Świątek’s participation can be watched on Canal+ and on online streaming services that include these channels, e.g. on the Canal+ Online platform.