Swiatek Wins Again, Takes Commanding 2-0 Lead in Chetumal Group at WTA Finals
Iga Swiatek extends her winning streak at the WTA Finals, defeating Coco Gauff 6-0, 7-5 to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the Chetumal Group.
WTA Finals: Swiatek Continues Winning Streak, Takes 2-0 Lead in Chetumal Group Iga Swiatek’s determined pursuit of regaining her No. 1 ranking remains on track as she secured a victory over Coco Gauff, winning 6-0, 7-5 in their WTA Finals group match.
With this win, Swiatek now stands at 2-0 in the tournament, though she has not officially secured a spot in the semifinals. This follows Ons Jabeur’s straight-sets victory over Marketa Vondrousova, as reported by the WTA Tour.
The Polish player is now in an excellent position to clinch the Chetumal Group and advance to the semifinals, pending the outcome of the later matches. In the meantime, Coco Gauff will likely need to defeat Vondrousova on Friday to keep her chances alive for the second spot in the group.
While Gauff ended her seven-match losing streak against Swiatek in the Cincinnati semifinals, their recent encounters have seen a clear dominance by the Polish star. Gauff, at 19, has been in remarkable form since August, highlighted by her victory in Washington, D.C., where she boasted an impressive record of 23-3. However, two of those losses came against the World No. 2, Swiatek.
Statistically, Gauff faced difficulties in the match, with her serve broken six times. She managed just five winners compared to 30 unforced errors. Swiatek, on the other hand, produced 11 winners and 23 unforced errors and was broken only once.
Commenting on the match, Swiatek said, “I would say this match wasn’t consistent in terms of the level. So, for sure, adapting to the changing dynamics was the most crucial aspect. It took me a while because I was trailing in the second set. I’m pleased that I could resolve the challenges and find a way to secure those final games. The key was perhaps maintaining confidence and mentally focusing on the plan that proved effective in the first set.”