Iga Świątek (4th WTA) is doing well in Indian Wells. In the semifinals, after a special match, she defeated Romania’s Simona Halep (26th WTA) 7: 6, 6: 4. – His win against Halep was his 10th consecutive win (five in Doha, five in Indian Wells). Self-confidence returned, gestures of victory returned during the meeting, the famous shout “ride”. The best edition of Iga Świątek – Dominic Chenkovsky wrote about a journalist contest on sport.pl.
Zachary lost his set only in the semifinals
This is another great result for the 20-year-old Polish woman this season. It has already been confirmed that Ika is the new leader in the world WTA race rankings, i.e. the rankings for the current season. Regardless of the outcome of the final match.
In the decisive match in Indian Wells, Ika ¦ Vitech will face Maria Zachariah (6th WTA). In the semifinals, the Greek player played against the Spanish player Paula Badosa (7th WTA). At the start of the match, he lost his application, but won four games in a row, then confidently won the first set 6-2. In the second set, Zachary easily lost service twice (for 15 and 0), and he beat his opponent only once to lose the game 4: 6. Zachary had already dominated the decisive settlement. She lost only one gem.
The Greek woman won 56 percent. After the second administration, the Spanish were only 25 per cent. Zachary had more aces (3-0) and fewer double faults (3-7). He scored significantly more points in the match (84-65).
– I have been working my whole life to get this in the final stages of the competition. It means a lot to me – she said after the final with tears in her eyes.
For Zachary, the defeat against Badosa was the first loss in the set match. Earlier, Katrina Siniakova (55th WTA) 6: 3, 7: 5, Petra Kvitova (31. WTA) 6: 3, 6: 0, Australia’s Daria Saville retired 4: 0 Jelena Rybakina (Kazakhstan, 20. WTA) 7: 5, 6: 4.
Zachary, who is ranked sixth in the WTA rankings in Indian Wells, advanced to the final and achieved the best result in such a prestigious match. Jesse never made it to the finals of the WTA 1000. So far he has only been in the semifinals – last year at the Roland Gros and the US Open. He has played in the WTA final four times so far. He had only one win – in 2019 with British Johanna Konda at the Clay Stadium in Rabat. He lost in San Jose (2018), Ostrava (2021) and a third in St. Petersburg this year.
Zachary was knocked out in the fourth round at this year’s Australian Open. Unexpectedly, she lost to American Jessica Begula (19th WTA) 6: 7, 3: 6.
For Christmas and Zachary, the final in Indian Wells will be the fifth match of their lives. Last year, the Greek won three times – the group stage of the WTA finals in Roland Koros, Ostrava and Guadalajara. This year, three weeks ago, the Polish woman finally found a way to compete and defeated him in the semifinals of the tournament at 6: 4, 6: 3.
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