Swiatek Withdraws from Billie Jean King Cup to Pursue WTA Finals Crown and Number One Rank

Iga Swiatek decided to cancel the Billie Jean King Cup in Sevillewhere Poland shares a group with Spain, because she was clear that her goal was the crown in the WTA Finals and trying to finish the year as number one.

The 22-year-old Pole is one victory away from succeeding twice in her initial plans. And last morning has reached the final of the Women’s Masters after defeating Aryna Sabalenka, by a resounding 6-3, 6-2.

Sabalenka, the first in the ranking with a small margin of 175 points over Swiatekis exposed to losing that status if her rival wins the Cancun title this Monday against Jessica Pegula.

The two finalists arrive at the event undefeated and without giving up a single set. The American has favored her in the last nine matches and her opponent has one more match.

Likewise, the Victory would help Pegula to climb one step in the classification and stay in fourth place ahead of Elena Rybakina.

Swiatek, with 67 games won in the courseequals the 2022 mark and has the option of beating it if she lifts the master’s trophy.

This is the WTA ranking

Aryna Sabalenka 9.050

Each Swiatek 8.875

Coco Gauff 6.580

Elena Rybakina 6.365

Jessica Pegula 5,975

2023-11-06 09:24:49
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