Iga Swiatek will be looking to continue her perfect run in the 2022 WTA Finals when she faces Coco Gauff on Sunday at 12am (UK time).
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If the name wasn’t a giveaway, the WTA Finals is the last competition of the 2022 women’s tennis season which pits the top eight players across the year against each other to be crowned champion. The qualifiers are determined by points collected from 16 tournaments, with each player’s results from the Grand Slams, the four WTA tournaments with 1,000 points for the winner and the best results from two WTA 1000 tournaments with 900 points for the winner having to be included.
The eight players are then split into two groups of four in a round robin format, named Group Tracy Austin and Group Nancy Richey, with just one match between each player. The top two of each group goes through to the semi-final – with winner of Group Tracy Austin facing the runner-up of Group Nancy Richey and vice versa.
Swiatek blew everyone away in 2022 and only injury was going to stop her appearing at the WTA Finals, amassing 10,335 points from 16 tournaments, just under 6,000 more points than her closest rival. The 21-year-old — yes she’s still only 21 — had a poor start to the year by what would be her very high standards, only reaching the semi-finals of the Adelaide International and Australian Open. But after losing to Jelena Ostapenko in the early rounds of the Dubai Tennis Championships, Swiatek went on a 37-match winning run which included six titles, one of which was the French Open. The run came to an end at Wimbledon, and Swiatek did appear more human in the second half of the year, but she still managed to win the US Open and San Diego Open.
At the WTA Finals, Swiatek has started brilliantly once again, already securing her spot in the semi-finals after two matches. The Polish star opened the tournament with a 6-2 6-3 win over Daria Kasatkina before beating Caroline Garcia 6-3 6-2 to set up her semi-final with Aryna Sabalenka.
While Swiatek couldn’t stop winning, Gauff is one of three players at the WTA Finals not to claim a title this year, but she qualified as the fourth seed thanks to her deep runs in a number of tournaments. Of the 16 tournaments counted towards her points total of 3,271, Gauff reached at least the quarter-finals on eight occasions including the final of the French Open, where she lost to Swiatek. That was the teenager’s first ever Grand Slam final and came as part of a good run through the clay season. Later in the year, Gauff reached the quarter-finals of the US Open and entered the WTA Finals off the back of a quarter-final exit of the San Diego Open where she lost to, yep, Swiatek.
But the WTA Finals have seen Gauff struggle and she is already out of the tournament, unable to reach the semi-finals after two defeats from her first two matches. The teenager opened by losing 4-6 3-6 to Garcia and then followed that up with a 6-7 (6) 3-6 defeat to Kasatkina.