Also Iga Swiatek's coach destroying the 'embarrassing' WTA Finals



by LORENZO CIOTTI

Also Iga Swiatek's coach destroying the 'embarrassing' WTA Finals
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Several weeks have now passed since Iga Swiatek's triumph at the WTA Finals, but there are still many testimonies of controversy regarding the women's year-end Masters played in Cancun. The final event of the WTA season, as I said, saw the Polish tennis player triumph, without giving up a set during the 5 matches played.

The tournament was the subject of discussion regarding the adverse weather conditions in Cancun, as well as an organization unsuitable to support the important WTA event. With the victory in the WTA Finals, Swiatek returned to world number 1, overtaking Aryna Sabalenka, ending the year at the top of the ranking.

During an interview held with the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita, the coach of the Polish tennis player Tomasz Wiktorowski defined the WTA embarrassing for the management of the Finals held in Mexico. "From a tourism point of view I see great potential in this place.

And maybe one day I will go to Mexico to learn more about the history of this civilization. However, I hope to never have to fly there again for work or tennis purposes. It was embarrassing in terms of decision making and organizing the tournament," he told.

The current coach of the world number 1 continued by encouraging the WTA players to unite to make a common front regarding the decisions of the women's tennis organization. "I'm very disappointed with the way the WTA has functioned recently and I'm starting to believe that tennis players should come together to talk about the issues that matter most to them with one voice," he added.

The WTA Finals in Cancun showed too problems for such an important event

Iga Swiatek's coach is only the latest voice to join all those who in recent weeks have protested against the WTA for the poor organizational quality of the year-end Masters.

And in fact, this is the first tournament in years that presents all these logistical, organizational and meteorological issues. It is perhaps time for the WTA to recalculate what to do in general for the next tournaments. Finally, Igas' coach concluded by underlining the negative trend of the top exponents of the WTA in recent years by declaring: "10 years ago, I had faith in the WTA and I was impressed by how it creates the conditions for tennis players to develop, work and even function after the end of their career.

At the moment, it seems that the WTA is an organization struggling to survive and managed in a way that is not entirely favorable to the players." Swiatek will be involved in the final part of December in the World Tennis League - a team exhibition that will held in Dubai - in the Hawks team together with countryman Hubert Hurkacz, Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia and Norwegian Casper Ruud, before starting the WTA season in Australia.

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