Maria Sakkari will be up against Iga Swiatek in the group stage of the 2021 WTA Finals. Sakkari is ranked No.6 in the world while Swiatek is the World No.9.
Maria Sakkari vs Iga Swiatek: Match Details
- Tournament: WTA Finals 2021
- Match: Maria Sakkari vs Iga Swiatek
- Round: Round Robin
- Prize Money: –
- Date: November 11, 2021
- Venue: Guadalajara, Mexico
- Surface: Indoor Hard Court
Maria Sakkari vs Iga Swiatek: Preview
Greek star Maria Sakkari has been phenomenal all season. She became the first Greek woman to break into the top 10 of the world courtesy her stellar show at the majors. She made it to the semifinals of both Roland Garros and the US Open and followed it up with a title triumph at Ostrava. She also made it to the semifinal of the Kremlin Cup where she defeated Simona Halep in the quarterfinals.
2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek has probably been the most consistent player this season. She’s the only female player on the tour to reach the second week of every major this season and also won the Italian Open before Roland Garros. Post the US Open, she made it to the semifinal at Ostrava before bowing out of the Round of 16 at Indian Wells to Jelena Ostapenko.
Maria Sakkari vs Iga Swiatek: Head-to-Head
This will be the third meeting between the duo. Sakkari leads the H2H 2-0. They last met at Ostrava earlier this year where the Greek won in straight sets.
Maria Sakkari vs Iga Swiatek: Prediction
Both the players are very closely matched and hence will push each other to the limit. However, Sakkari will have a slight edge given her recent form and superior H2H record. The Greek will trust her powerful baseline strokes while Swiatek will rely mostly on her court coverage. Expect the match to do down the distance with Sakkari edging past the Pole.
Prediction: Sakkari to win in three sets.
Maria Sakkari vs Iga Swiatek: Broadcast and Live Stream details
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