Iga Swiatek, who was the big favorite for the Australian Open, did not go beyond the Round of 16 of the tournament. Iga collapsed in the round of 16 against Elena Rybakina, and she appeared very disappointed and annoyed by the knockout, pointing out that the opponent should have a higher ranking than the current one.
Now, the coming months will be very tough and Iga risks losing the throne of the WTA ranking. Last year these days she managed to get great results and as a result she now has many points to defend. From here until the Roland Garros, the Polish tennis player is called upon to defend many points, thanks to a series of victories that last year took her to the top of the world.
Iga Swiatek risks the WTA throne: the scenario in the coming months
Now Aryna Sabalenka first and tennis players like Elena Rybakina, Ons Jabeur and Jessica Pegula, put the primacy of the very young Polish champion at risk.
She will start from the next Qatar Open where the tennis player clearly won the tournament and now she is called to react and defend 900 points. The situation is also the same for the other WTA 1000 such as Indian Wells and Miami, not to mention the domination on clay.
The only tournament where Iga can earn points is the Dubai tournament where Swiatek remains one of the favorites but at the same time has only 55 points to defend, due to the elimination from the tournament against Jelena Ostapenko, then winner of the tournament on that occasion.
A fiery 2023 is expected for Iga and there is curiosity to see if she will be able to confirm herself. Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek’s 2022 was nothing short of extraordinary. The tennis player, number one in the world, has won eight titles, including two Grand Slam tournaments, and is clearly at the top of the WTA world rankings.
On the one hand, in Poland and in the tennis player’s entourage there is happiness for these results but now there is the awareness that she, at only 21, will turn 22 only in the summer, Iga is called to confirm herself in the Tour and not It will be easy. In the next tournament, the destiny of the women’s tennis throne will be decided.