In the Round-Robin clash of the WTA Finals 2021, World No. 9 and the 5th seeded Iga Swiatek will take on World No. 10 and the 7th seeded Paula Badosa.
Iga Swiatek vs Paula Badosa: Match Details
- Tournament: WTA Finals 2021
- Match: Iga Swiatek vs Paula Badosa
- Round: Round Robin
- Prize Money: –
- Date: November 15, 2021
- Venue: Guadalajara, Mexico
- Surface: Indoor Hard Court
Iga Swiatek vs Paula Badosa: Preview
Polish youngster Iga Swiatek might have started packing her bags after facing defeat in the 2nd round-robin match against top-seeded Aryna Sabalenka in what was a thrilling match till the match point. Sabalenka eventually won the match 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 and with 2 defeats in 2 matches for Swiatek, her journey in Guadalajara is set to end before the semi-finals.
Paula Badosa continues her fine form as she qualifies for the semi-finals with 2 wins in 2 matches and other results also going in her favour. After a thumping win against Sabalenka in her first match, the Spaniard defeated Maria Sakkari 7-6(4), 6-4 to go to the top of the table and now needs another win to confirm her position as the group-topper as remaining players have all suffered at least 1 defeat.
Iga Swiatek vs Paula Badosa: Head-to-Head
This will be the first-ever meeting between the duo on the WTA Tour having previously met in the 2nd round of the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics held this year where Badosa won in straight-sets and leads the head-to-head 1-0.
Iga Swiatek vs Paula Badosa: Prediction
Iga will come into the tie with a career indoor hardcourt record of 20-6 and is 2-2 on the surface this season while having a season record of 35-15 across all surfaces. Paula will take the court with a career indoor hardcourt record of 25-16 and is 4-3 on the surface this season and has a 43-15 record for the season across all surfaces.
Looking at these numbers, their recent form and performances in the past few weeks, Paula remains the favourite for the tie given her superior form this week while Iga has struggled terribly much to the shock of many. While Iga might hope to return home with at least 1 win and rain on Paula’s parade of having 3 wins in 3, it seems difficult that Badosa will let it happen.
Prediction: Paula Badosa to win in 3-sets.
Iga Swiatek vs Paula Badosa: Broadcast and Live Stream details
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