Iga Swiatek’s season so far is a dream. Title in Indian Wells, finals in Miami (with the concrete possibility of completing the Sunshine Double) and world No. 1 in the WTA ranking. The young Polish tennis player beat American Jessica Pegula 6-2 7-5 to advance to the Miami Open 2022 final, where she will face Naomi Osaka in one open final, where the experience (in spite of the young age of the two tennis players) and the determination will be the fundamental element of the victory.
Who will make fewer mistakes, who will be more solid, will triumph. Naomi is coming out of a terrible period, and this finale could symbolize for her a starting point, or even a restart. Swiatek is confident, with dominant and devastating tennis this month, physically and mentally dominating his opponents.
Iga is the favorite for the final victory, but for her it will be essential to manage the pressure of the event, a challenge full of meaning. Osaka, she could triumph if she could harness her incredible spirit of steel, which she sported until the Australian Open 2021, before telling the world about her mental issues.
But seeing the Japanese again in the final is great news for the WTA Tour.
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Swiatek said of the final: “I’m excited, but I don’t want to change my attitude.
Naomi Osaka in a final of a WTA 1000 after that of Toronto which had seen the Japanese triumph at the time? This match was very important, it was like the start of everything, I would even say that it was my first night session in the WTA, although I’m not sure.
I’m very proud of my progress, at that point you can’t see if you’re capable of winning those games and being the player you want to be, being on top and staying there. I’m also dealing with a kind of popularity right now, although I think Naomi is much more popular, she’s that kind of person with a very strong business side in her career, so it will be a new experience for me to go against this guy.
as a player. I’ve never had the opportunity to meet players like that before, but it sure has changed, I can feel it, so I can understand them more and more. In fact, I might be in a similar situation. Osaka said, “A lot of people tell me I’m back but to be honest, I don’t feel like I’m gone.
I always remained a player, I just didn’t play games. Swatek? I remember playing with her. in Toronto when Iga had just started. My immediate thought was: Wow, this girl is an athlete! She slid across the field as if nothing had happened.
It’s really amazing how far she’s come, she’s super motivated. I remember when I won Indian Wells and they made me play Serena in the first round, I didn’t know what to think. So I think it’s amazing to see that she’s still in the tournament, still fighting, and soon to be #1. Is fantastic.” Photo by: iNews.co.uk