Miami Open final comment: Osaka prevents “queen” Swiatek from making miracles
(Sports news, tennis news) Naomi Osaka will be Iga Swiatek’s last challenge in the journey to conquer the “Sunshine Double”, winning the Indian Wells and Miami Open championships in the same year.
Video of Jessica Pegula and Iga Swiatek’s match at the Miami Open 2022 women’s singles semifinal:
Iga Swiatek – Naomi Osaka: 0:00, 3/4, women’s singles final
After the retirement of Ashleigh Barty, Iga Swiatek was automatically promoted to 1st place in the WTA. However, the Polish tennis player proved she fully deserved this position by winning the championship Indian Wellsand also reached the final of the Miami Open with a “destructive” performance.
Iga Swiatek is only 1 match away from the miracle of “Sunshine Double”
Even if she wins the final, Swiatek will become the 4th female tennis player to complete the “Sunshine Double”. Indian WellsMiami Open in the same year) after Stefanie Graf (1994, 1996), Kim Clijsters (2005) and Victoria Azarenka (2016).
Besides Swiatek, the Miami Open also marks the strong revival of Naomi Osaka after a long time of struggling with internal and external problems. Although not seeded, the Japanese player still made it to the final without losing only 1 set, defeating Angelique Kerber (13th seed), Danielle Collins (9) or Belinda Bencic (22).
Of course, Osaka still needs the title to prove that the recent impressive results are not a moment of temporary sublimation. This feat becomes even more glorious if she defeats the reigning world No.
In the past, Swiatek has only faced Osaka once (in 2019, Osaka won 2-0), but the current position between the two players has changed. Therefore, the outcome of the women’s singles final is extremely unpredictable.
Hubert Hurkacz/John Isner – Wesley Koolhof/Neal Skupski: 2:30, 3/4, men’s doubles final
Although he could not defend the men’s singles championship, Hubert Hurkacz’s journey at the Miami Open was not over because he still participated in the men’s doubles final, paired with John Isner (USA). This is also the only content that the US host country has a representative in the final.
In fact, the fact that Hurkacz/Isner advanced to the final match was considered a surprise because they were not seeded, even only participating by wildcard. Against Wesley Koolhof (Netherlands)/Neal Skupski (England), the No. 6 seed pair and also the experts in doubles, can Hurkacz/Isner continue to write the fairy tale at the Miami Open?
According to Do Anh (Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Magazine)
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