Sixth-seed, Iga Swiatek, who is ranked 8th in the world will be up against World No. 21 Daria Kasatkina in the first round of the 2022 WTA Dubai Tennis Championships.
Iga Swiatek vs Daria Kasatkina: Match Details
- Tournament: WTA Dubai Open 2022
- Match: Iga Swiatek vs Daria Kasatkina
- Round: First round
- Date: 15th February 2022
- Venue: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Surface: Hard Court
- Prize Money: $6,200
Iga Swiatek vs Daria Kasatkina: Preview
Having a couple of titles under her belt last year, 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek, is off to a strong start this season. She reached the semi-finals of the Adelaide International, her first tournament of the year, defeating Viktoria Azarenka in the process. The Polish tennis player carried that pace into the Australian Open, where she advanced to the semi-finals. At the Dubai Open, the young sensation is expected to put in a strong showing.
Daria Kasatkina, a Russian professional tennis player, also had a fine start to the year, reaching the semi-finals of both warm-up tournaments leading up to the Australian Open. Garbine Murguruza and Sofia Kenin are two Grand Slam champions she has defeated this year. She was knocked out in the third round of the Australian Open by Iga Swiatek in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. If she maintains her early-season form, she is projected to do well at the Dubai Open.
Iga Swiatek vs Daria Kasatkina: Head to head
The two tennis players are locked in a 1-1 tie in their head-to-head matchup. The two last met at the Australian Open last month, with Swiatek winning in straight sets 6-2 6-3.
Iga Swiatek vs Daria Kasatkina: Prediction
Given the fact that both players are expected to be in incredible form at this tournament, Swiatek has a clear edge over Kasatkina, who she defeated just a month ago. The Pole is one of the favorites to lift the trophy in Dubai this week and so far this season, she has marked her presence. Expect a dramatic battle as both players prepare to go full throttle in the first round.
Prediction: Swiatek to win in three sets.
Iga Swiatek vs Daria Kasatkina: Live Stream Details
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