Iga Swiatek breaks 5 sensational records at the WTA Finals

The Pole rewrote the history of the tournament and the season, with incredible data

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Iga Swiatek breaks 5 sensational records at the WTA Finals
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Iga Swiatek shattered five sensational records at the WTA Finals in Cancun. The Pole, thanks to her clear success at the year-end Masters, has regained the throne of the WTA ranking, once again confirming that she is a great champion.

The Cancun tournament, despite having been played amidst a thousand problems, dictated by an organization that was anything but impeccable, saw the domination of the 4-time Slam champion, who broke down data that had stood for at least two years.

Two stand out above all. The final against Jessica Pegula (6-1 6-0) was the victory with the largest margin in the history of the finals of this event, surpassing the match between Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert, which ended with the result of 6-2 6- 0.

But not only that, with her success at the WTA Finals Swiatek broke the record for the fewest number of games conceded in the history of the tournament (20), which previously belonged to Serena Williams (32).

Iga Swiatek celebrates her victory

In the press conference Iga spoke shares all her happiness about returning to the throne of the WTA ranking: "Returning to world no.1 is definitely a dream come true.

I would say that after this season I didn't expect to return to this position at the end of the year, I was already thinking about next year and doing well again. Instead I played a great tournament, this is proof that working hard and focusing on the right things pays off in the end.

I can say that I am really happy. Pegula was pretty solid, she played putting pressure on me from start to finish. She was hard on me, but I don't know why. But it was one of those days where I felt in difficulty and I can't understand the real reason.

I'm happy with how this week went, a response to the rest of the season. I hope that this 2023 will be useful as an experience for the future."

Iga Swiatek Wta Finals