World No. 8 Iga Swiatek had hugely impressed last year on the Tour with her consistent performances across tournaments. The 20-year old Pole also reached her career-high ranking of World No.4 in 2021.
In the 2021 season, she won two titles, the WTA-500 Adelaide International and then went on to win the WTA-1000 Italian Open with her victory in Rome being the quickest final as she defeated former champion Karolina Pliskova 6-0, 6-0 in just 46 minutes. The Polish was last seen at the semi-final of the WTA Adelaide International, where she had an impressive run before eventually losing to World No.1 Ashleigh Barty.
Harriet Dart too had a decent 2021 on a personal level as she achieved a career-high ranking of 120 last season. She was last seen at the Melbourne Summer Set 2, where she was defeated in the round of 32 by Madison Keys. In 2021, she reached the final at Texas, where she ultimately fell to Misaki Doi. That was the best performance of her year as the Briton came agonizingly close to clinching her first professional title.
Match Timings: Iga Swiatek vs Harriet Dart
- Japan : 10:15 AM (18th January)
- Delhi: 6:45 AM (18th January)
- New York: 8:15 PM (17th January)
- London : 12:15 PM (18th January)
- Melbourne: 8:45 AM (18th January)
- Brazil : 11:15 PM (17th January)
Iga Swiatek vs Harriet Dart LIVE stream and Broadcasters details
While this would be Iga Swiatek’s 5th appearance of the new season, all of the other ones coming at the WTA Adelaide International, it will only be Harriet Dart’s first appearance of the new season. Thus, there is a possibility of the Briton being a little rusty for the clash.
While Swiatek started the season well, reaching the semis of the WTA event in Adelaide, Dart would be hoping to start off her season in a positive manner and hopefully cause an upset.
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