Iga Swiatek met the ladder in Canada. Fate was not kind.

Although Iga Świątek has already interrupted her incredible winning streak at Wimbledon, and failed to win at the Warsaw tournament, she is still the leader of the world rankings. Another important tournament awaits him. This time it’s WTA 1000 in Toronto. On Friday, the draw took place, after which we got acquainted with the Polish ladder.

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A difficult task for Iga Świątek. The draw was not good

Of course, Świątek was seeded with number 1. In the first round, she received a bye, which means she will start the competition from the second round. And a challenge awaits. Her rival will be either the Russian Weronika Kudermetowa (WTA 19th) or the American Shelby Rogers (WTA 45th). It doesn’t get any easier than this. If Świątek passes the second round, in the next phase of the tournament he could find players such as the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia (WTA 25th), the Italian Martina Trevisan (WTA 26th) or the finalist of the US Open 2021 , the Canadian Leylah Fernandez (WTA 14th).

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In short, it was not the best Christmas draw. In his part of the scale there are many excellent tennis players. If the Pole reaches the quarter-finals, she will be able to face, for example, Serena Williams (WTA 401), Belinda Benć (WTA 13), Garbine Muguruza (WTA 8), Naomi Osaka (WTA 41) and Wiktoria Azarenka (WTA). twenty.). In turn, in the semi-finals, Maria Sakkari (WTA 3rd), Sofia Kenin, Ons Jabeur (WTA 5th), Barbora Krejcikova (WTA 18th) or even Karolina Pliskova (WTA 15th) can wait for her.

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The first games of the Toronto tournament will take place on Monday August 8th. On this day we will meet Iga Świętek’s first rival in this tournament. Live coverage of Poland fixtures on Sport.pl and the Sport.pl LIVE mobile app.

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