Kites’ team, played by Iga Schuetek, lost to the Hawks in the WTA final played on a hard court in Dubai. The Polish woman herself did not help her team, because she lost a singles match with Jelena Rybakina.
WP SportoweFakty / Krzysztof Porębski / Pictured: Iga Świątek
On Saturday, the final of the first edition of the World Tennis League was held in Dubai. Teams Kites faced Iga Schvetek on the team and the Hawks. In the group stage, the Kites won with a score of 42:31. In the title match, the Falcons took revenge, winning 37:25.
In contrast to the group matches, the first match of the final was the women’s singles. Kites certainly relied on the points scored by their leader, Svetek. But the Polish woman did not help the team and surprisingly smoothly lost (1: 6, 3: 6) to Jelena Rybakina.
Kite losses were reduced by Felix Auger-Aliassime. In the men’s singles match, the Canadian did not break even once, he recorded three breaks himself and defeated Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-3.
The fate of the title was sealed in the mix. In it, Anastazja Pavlyuchenkova and Dominic Thiem showed more composure and skills, defeating the pair Sania Mirza / Holger Rohn 7: 6 (4), 6: 3, giving their team a victory.
It was the first edition of the World Tennis League. The matches were informal (ranking points were not awarded to the participants), but it was a great opportunity for tennis players to prepare for the new season and earn a lot of money.
World Tennis League, Dubai (UAE)
Exhibition tournament, hard court
Saturday 24 December
Game 1.: Iga Swiatek – Yelena Rybakina 3:6, 1:6
Game 2.: Felix Auger-Aliassime – Alexander Zverev 6: 4, 6: 3
Game 3.: Sania Mirza / Holger Rohn – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova // Dominic Tim 6:7 (4), 3:6
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