Iga Swiatek achieved her third victory in the WTA Finals in Cancun By beating Ons Jabeur 6-1 and 6-2, he closed his pass to the next phase of the tournament. The Pole, number two in the world, will face Aryna Sabalenka in the semifinals of the competition, an instance in which the top of the world rankings will be at stake.
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“I'm happy that I looked solid and patient in my game, I wasn't focused so much on winning but on moving forward.”
Swiatek, second in the standings, has 7,795 points, so if she beats Sabalenka, she would be forced to win the tournament to dethrone the Belarusian.
“The conditions will be different from our last match in similar instances of the Finals, but I will do my best and I will concentrate on what I have to do on the court, these types of matches are very exciting, but also very challenging in a way.” physically and mentally,” he stated.
However, beyond his position in the ranking, Swiatek has the support of the Polish public who gathered in Mexican lands.
“I never imagined becoming an icon, it was not something I thought about, I just wanted to play tennis and I never thought it would lead me to such popularity. But I am grateful for the appreciation of the people and the fans who have been extraordinary.”
This result places Coco Gauff as the second semifinalist in the group. The American went 2-1, while Jabeur closed with 1-2.
Gauff will meet in the other semifinal in the WTA Finals in Cancun against her compatriot Jessica Pegula, her doubles partner, and who recently referred to Coco as the present and the future of American tennis.
“The truth is, I don't think about it at all, although I'm glad to be representing my country, but it's not something I think about all the time. "I think my whole life I've been preparing for this, I'm going to try to do the best I can on and off the court to be the best role model I can be," Gauff said.
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