Iga Swiatek: "WTA Finals not at the top of the organization, stability is needed"



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Iga Swiatek: "WTA Finals not at the top of the organization, stability is needed"

Against all odds, the sixth and seventh of the world rankings will be fighting for the title of the WTA Finals: Caroline Garcia and Aryna Sabalenka. Therefore, the first of the class were excluded. Above all, the exit of the world number 1 Iga Swiatek, defeated by the Belarusian in the semifinals (2-6 6-2 1-6) after winning the Tracy Austin group, makes noise.

She ends the adventure at the Finals and also the season for the Pole, at the end of the game at the press conference: "I've definitely played better other times. In the second set I wanted to overwhelm her, but in the third I didn't play well, as if I was playing too risky, without margins.

She played great and served great. You deserve the victory and I congratulate you." For Iga, the problems may have started even before the match, feelings that then moved on to the court: “I didn't feel good sensations, I didn't have control of the game and I often arrived late on the ball.

In the second set, I focused on the opening shots because I didn't want her to play her game. This worked in the second set because it confused Aryna, but in the third I made mistakes on shots that I usually don't get wrong.

These free games in the first and third sets cost dearly."

Swiatek: "I would like the WTA Finals to have a permanent place"

After analyzing the facts of the court and technically analyzing what it is that she did not go, Iga Swiatek replied about what she will do now that her extraordinary season has finally come to an end.

She said: "Honestly, I've been waiting for this moment. Last week it was still difficult to see the end because I had to be focused and motivated for every match. On the one hand, I'm sorry I lost, but on the other, I have one more day off and it's positive."

Subsequently, Swiatek was asked for an opinion on the organization of the WTA Finals, a tournament for which, according to him, some aspects should be reviewed, first and foremost that of having a fixed location as for the parallel competition reserved for male colleagues: "Not I have never experienced the WTA Finals at its peak in terms of organization.

I would like the WTA to stabilize in one place and not do things so rushed, changing locations every year. But on the other hand, I understand why it happened and how difficult it is to organize this type of event. If the ATP has a fixed place, we too can have it.

Cash prizes are often talked about during the ATP and WTA Finals. It is sad that the ATP has increased the prize pool and is able to have stability and instead we cannot go to Shenzen for Covid. We hope next year to find ourselves better prepared."