Tennis: Swiatek, Gauff in same group at WTA Finals

American Coco Gauff (left) and Pole Iga Swiatek at the San Diego Open, on Oct 14, 2022. PHOTO: AFP

Oct 29 – Polish world No. 1 Iga Swiatek will face American Coco Gauff in a rematch of their French Open final after the pair were drawn in the same group for the round-robin stage of the WTA Finals that will begin in Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday.

Roland Garros and US Open champion Swiatek, aged 21, and 18-year-old Gauff – the two youngest players in the field – were joined in the Tracy Austin Group by Caroline Garcia and Daria Kasatkina following the draw for the season-ending tournament.

Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur, the second-ranked player in the world, was placed in the Nancy Richey Group in which she was joined by Jessica Pegula, Maria Sakkari and Aryna Sabalenka.

The top two players in each group will progress to the semi-finals, which will be played on Nov 6. The final takes place the following day.

Spaniard Garbine Muguruza won the 2021 edition of the WTA Finals in Guadalajara, after overcoming Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 7-5. REUTERS

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