WTA Finals 2021: Aryna Sabalenka vs Iga Swiatek Preview, Head to head, Prediction and Live Stream

In the 2nd round-robin match at the WTA Finals 2021, Aryna Sabalenka will take on Iga Swiatek in what will be a virtual knockout clash between the duo.

Aryna Sabalenka vs Iga Swiatek will clash at the WTA Finals 2021
Aryna Sabalenka vs Iga Swiatek

In the Round-Robin clash of the WTA Finals 2021, World No. 2 and the top-seeded Aryna Sabalenka will take on World No. 9 and the 5th seeded Iga Swiatek.

Aryna Sabalenka vs Iga Swiatek: Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA Finals 2021
  • Match: Aryna Sabalenka vs Iga Swiatek
  • Round: Round Robin
  • Prize Money: –
  • Date: November 13, 2021
  • Venue: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Surface: Indoor Hard Court

Aryna Sabalenka vs Iga Swiatek: Preview

Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka

Aryna Sabalenka continues to struggle for form since her comeback after having tested positive for Covid-19. After a semi-final run at the 2021 US Open, Aryna tested positive and since then has only 1 victory. Up against Paula Badosa in the first round-robin match, Paula got the better of Aryna and won the tie 6-4, 6-0 and makes this match a must-win or else she will be out of contention for the semis.

Iga Swiatek, similar to Sabalenka, comes into the tie with a defeat in the first match. Iga played Maria Sakkari in the previous match and the Greek got the better of Iga defeating her 6-2, 6-4 making the match between Sabalenka and Iga a knockout. Swiatek broke down during her match with Sakkari and left the court presumably crying as she covered her head in her towel.

Aryna Sabalenka vs Iga Swiatek: Head-to-Head

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek

This will be the first-ever meeting between the duo, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.

Aryna Sabalenka vs Iga Swiatek: Prediction

Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka

Iga will come into the tie with a career indoor hardcourt record of 20-5 and is 2-1 on the surface this season while having a season record of 35-14 across all surfaces. Aryna will take the court with a career indoor hardcourt record of 29-15 and is 1-1 on the surface this season and has a 44-17 record for the season across all surfaces.

Looking at these numbers, their recent form and performances in the past few weeks, it is difficult to predict an outright winner as both have struggled lately. In this must-win clash, Sabalenka remains the favourite as Swiatek has not shown yet that she can cope with pressure always and that just might help the Belarusian to continue being in contention for a spot in the semis. Having said that, Iga also does have the potential to turn the match on its head.

Prediction: Aryna Sabalenka to win in 3-sets.

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