Unfortunately, Iga Świątek will not repeat the success of the previous year, nor will he win the Grand Slam French Open. At least in singles. The Polish woman completed this year’s competition in the quarter-finals. At this stage, the Greek Maria Sakari (18th WTA) performed better, defeating the Polish tennis player 6:4, 6:4.
Iga Świątek started this year’s French Open. Its mission is not only to defend the championship title she won last year, but also to defend the points she won in 2020 for her victory in the entire game. The Polish woman suffered a heavy loss-as many as 2,000 points, which she won last year.
The Polish woman was eliminated in the quarter-finals this year, scoring 430 points. This means that her current WTA ranking will be deducted 1,570 points. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the rules regarding ranking have been changed-therefore, Świątek will still receive last year’s points in the ranking.
However, this will change in September. One year after the event, the calculation rules for the best results from 2020-2021 will no longer be considered. The Polish woman will lose 1,570 points and may fall in the WTA rankings if she does not make up for the gap by getting high scores in other competitions sooner.
Iga Świątek may fall to 10th place, but only in one case-Maria Sakkari, who advanced to the semi-finals, won the entire game. The Greeks have risen to the 17th place. If he advances to the final, he will advance to 14th place. If she wins the final, she will be ranked 9th from Monday, just before Iga Świątek.