Iga ¦wiątek (1st WTA) finished the Australian Open with a defeat in the fourth round against Jelena Rybakina (10th WTA). For a player who won eight tournaments last season, including two grand slams, it was not a satisfactory result. In the coming weeks, the Polish woman will fight to refer to the successes of recent months and .
Demanding weeks before Iga Świątek. This is her launch plan for the coming months
In the upcoming tournaments, ¦wiątek will continue to compete on hard courts. . Świątek will fight to repeat the result from last year, when she won the entire tournament. Compared to that time, however, the rank of the competition has decreased from WTA 1000 to WTA 500 – this means that the winner will receive 470 points instead of 1000.
Soon after, the competition in Dubai will take place, where the Polish tennis player can significantly increase her achievements in the WTA ranking. First of all, last year she was eliminated in the second round (with Jelena Ostapenko), for which she received only 55 points. However, she can afford to significantly improve this result. Secondly, this year the rank of the event will increase to the WTA 1000 level, which will make it possible to win much more points.
The 21-year-old will also have to try for the best results in Indian Wells and Miami. In 2022, she won both of these tournaments, completing the so-called Sunshine Double. Just like last year, they are ranked WTA 1000 this year too, so a quick bust could be costly.
In the following weeks, the struggle will move to the brick surface. Last year, Świątek competed on it in Stuttgart (WTA 500) and Rome (WTA 1000) and won both tournaments. Between them there will be a highly scored competition in Madrid (WTA 1000), where she did not compete last year.
The culmination of starts on clay will be the Grand Slam Ronald Garros (May 28 – June 11). In 2022, Świątek showed great class there, in seven matches she lost only one set. This season she should also be one of the favorites for the final triumph. However, a possible slip-up will be strongly felt in the ranking, because as last year’s winner she received as many as 2000 points.
Schedule of selected WTA tournaments until the start of Roland Garros
- WTA 500 Doha February 13-18
- WTA 1000 Dubai February 19-25
- WTA 1000 Indian Wells March 8-19
- WTA 1000 Miami March 21 – April 2
- WTA 500 Stuttgart April 17-23
- WTA 1000 Madrid April 25 – May 6
- WTA 1000 Rome May 8-21
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