The WTA Rome final pits World No. 1 and defending winner Iga Swiatek against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur at the Foro Italico. This appears to be an excellent matchup after a hectic week in Italy’s capital. Swiatek, the WTA’s most in-form player, is leading the title chase. She’s aiming for her fifth title of the season, while Jabeur is aiming for her second in as many weeks.
Who is going to stop Iga Swiatek? The nagging question is on everyone’s mind as the WTA Rome final approaches on Sunday. Following her 6-2 6-1 victory over Aryna Sabalenka, the Polish star matched Serena Williams‘ 27-match winning run (from the 2014 WTA Finals to Madrid 2015). And, remarkably, she has now won 40 of her previous 41 sets on the WTA Tour, with the only blemish on her record coming in the Stuttgart quarterfinals against Ludmilla Samsonova last month.
Ons Jabeur, her next opponent, has fought her way into the championship match. For the second day in succession, the Tunisian trailblazer gazed down the barrel, refusing to relent. In Saturday’s semifinal against Daria Kasatkina, she saved a match point with a spectacular forehand winner that grazed the outside of the line. She fought back with one of her trademark drop shots a few moments later. The Russian was unable to recover, as Jabeur won 6-4 1-6 7-5 in the final two games.
Iga Swiatek vs Ons Jabeur match schedule
The final showdown between Swiatek and Jabeur will be the first match on Center Court on Sunday, May 15.
Match timing: 1:00 p.m. local time, 11:00 a.m. GMT, 4:30 p.m. IST.
Date: 15th May 2022.
Iga Swiatek vs Ons Jabeur broadcasting details
The following countries’ viewers can watch the event live on these channels and websites-
- UK and Ireland- Amazon Prime
- USA- Tennis Channel
- Australia– beIN
- The Middle East and North Africa- beIN Sports
- Central America- ESPN
- Caribbean Islands- Sportsmax
- South America and Oceania- ESPN International
- Canada- TSN, and DAZN
- Sub-Saharan Africa- SuperSport