Maria Sakkari shows up at the WTA Finals 2021 in Guadalajara with a clear success against Iga Swiatek. The Greek tennis player momentarily grabs first place in the Chicen Itza group thanks to a very fast 6-2 6-4. In reality, seasoned with a practically perfect management from the baseline and above all by a break in the seventh game in the heart of the second set.
Probably in the moment of greatest difficulty. With these conditions (she plays outdoors and in a city almost 1600 meters above sea level) she will presumably be one of the women to beat this week.
Even more clear, if possible, the victory of Paula Badosa against Iga Swiatek in the final part of the day. In fact, the Spaniard remedies a situation of 2-4 in the heart of the first set and thanks to a 10-0 streak, she seals her first career success in the masterone at the end of the year at 6-4 6-0 and obviously puts her head ahead in the big group thanks to a better game-difference.
At the head of the Group B we find Anette Kontaveit surprisingly. The Estonian tennis player doesn’t even need overtime to take down the defense of number two Barbora Krejcikova, champion on the land of Bois de Boulogne in the heart of this season.
Definitely more complicated parallel to the first success of Karolina Pliskova who needs four match points and a third set tie break to beat Garbine Muguruza (for the third time at the end of the year).