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Eight professionals have fought for a whole year to be considered the best tennis players in the world. After a year full of emotions, successes, and failures; some of the best tennis players will have the opportunity to take the last 1500 points that will allow them to finish the year in a better position. There are some favorites to win the championship, but without a doubt, Iga Swiatek is the chosen one in most predictions. Even so, some colleagues want to reduce the huge advantage that the WTA No. 1 has over the rest.
Year after year and month after month we strive to analyze the most important and interesting duels of the WTA events. That is why we offer tips and predictions along with an individual analysis of each athlete to know in what condition she is to face each tournament. Maria Sakkari is the only tennis player present in the tournament, who was in the semifinals of last year’s WTA Finals, so this time she will try to achieve a better feat.
Predictions for the WTA Finals This Week
This year Iga Swiatek won two Grand Slams and was in the finals of the other two. For that reason, the Polish are the main favorite to win the main prize in the WTA Finals. Still, some of her rivals have already defeated her, so it will be very close, and in the previous edition, Swiatek finished in the last position of her group. Can a player like Caroline Garcia, Ons Jabeur, or Jessica Oegula get the 1500 points that the last big WTA event of the year has to offer? Take a look to see what our prediction is.
Undoubtedly, the first name we must give is that of the Polish tennis player, as she has dominated most of the tournaments in which she participates. Swiatek has more than 10,000 points in the WTA ranking, more than twice as much as the player who occupies the second place.
There is a curious fact about Iga’s good moments, and it is that she has won 15 of her last 16 matches. That includes his US Open championship, Ostrava final, and Acura Classic championship. In that period, she defeated 5 of the 7 other players participating in the WTA Finals.
It is the second time that the Greek tennis player participates in the WTA Finals, in the previous edition she advanced to the semifinal, which she lost to Kontaveit. Sakkari is one of the favorites to overcome the group stage and later become champion.
Recently Sakkari disputed the Guadalajara Open, in which she obtained four victories that took her to the finals, however, she lost to Jessica Pegula, one of her rivals in group B.
In this list, we have to take into account Ons Jabeur, because let’s remember that she was the US Open finalist. Despite being defeated, she proved to be at a great level, and that at 28 years old she has a unique blend of experience and youth. Since she will be in the opposite group of Iga Swiatek, her chances of advancing to the next round increase.
Jabeur did not participate in the previous edition of the WTA Finals, so this will be an ideal opportunity to close the gap in the rankings with Swiatek. The prize money is also very attractive. If the Tunisian tennis player shows her best level, she will surely be in the finals.