at. Saturday Iga your lips He won the championship in Doha. In the final, the 20-year-old Polish player did not give any chances to Astonka Anett Kontaveit, winning 6: 2, 6: 0.
IgA She took eighth place in the WTA rankings and Kontaveit ranked seventh. In the semi-finals birthday Definitely – 6:4, 6:3 – she defeated Maria Scarry, sixth in the world hierarchy at that time. And in the quarter-finals, it was clear that Bulka was better than second in the standings Arina Sabalenka. With the Belarusian IGA VAZ 6: 2, 6: 3.
Iga Świątek closer and closer to the third and second
In short – the fourth WTA Tour title of her career (Roland Garros 2020, Adelaide 2021, Rome 2021 and now Doha 2022) Iga Świątek won in impressive style. Thanks to the victories of Qatar, Iga took fourth place in the last standings.
Fourth was also in September 2021. But now it is clear that second and third places are within reach. wiątek has 4,776 points, and Sabalenka, which is ahead of her, has only 77 points. Barbora Krejsikova, who is in second place, does not have a safe advantage over Poland. The Czech score is 5,073 points. At the moment, only the leader is out of range – Ashleigh Barty has 7,980 points.
Radwańska: “Iga Świątek has everything you need”
– I wouldn’t be surprised if Iga ends up this year as the leader of the women’s ranking, if she catches up with Ash Barty – she claims, though Wojciech Viback.
– I like the dynamics in the Iga game. The Iga class is demonstrated by maintaining a high level practically throughout the tournament, and with what Freedom She was able to dominate such strong tennis players as Maria Sakkari, Arina Sabalenka and Annette Kontaveit – Radwijska told us.
– Iga has everything you need to play the most important role in women’s tennis. But of course, failures will also happen. Because it’s part of the process, the winner of 20 WTA singles tournaments is noted.
“If Tomic wasn’t a good coach, I wouldn’t work with him much”
Agnieszka Radwańska believes Iga Świątek can still develop under a new coach. In December 2021, after more than five years of cooperation with Peter Seerzbotovsky Swiatek has announced that she will have a new coach. became his Tomas Wiktorowski, which became known in the world of tennis thanks to the collaboration with Radwańska. Wiktorowski ran it from 2011 to 2018, until the end of her career. Together, this duo won as many as 16 WTA titles.
Wiktorowski also begins working with Świątek with great success. Behind them are four championships and three successes, because in Adelaide Iga reached the semi-finals, and at the Australian Open also reached the semi-finals, and now she won the center event in Doha. In this 1000, the highest after the Grand Slam tournaments.
– I keep my fingers crossed for the collaboration between Iga and Tomek. IGA was in good hands. If Tomic wasn’t a good coach, I wouldn’t work with him much, summarizes Agnieszka Radwańska.
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