April 1, 2022
Iga Swiatek and Naomi Osaka is the dream final in supercool Miami.
It will be full of free-flowing explosive tennis.
We can’t wait! How about you?
Swiatek has won her last sixteen matches and is on the verge of clinching the Sunshine Double after her Indian Wells success.
We think Iga Swiatek has a very good chance of winning Wimbledon 2022!
She is already a Junior Wimbledon winner and there is no reason why she shouldn’t go deep on grass.
With Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty now out of the running, Swiatek’s chances increase.
She is developing at a frightening pace and will be crowned world number one next week.
Naomi Osaka is a former world number one but she has never been truly comfortable on grass. That could change though!
So you could say that Osaka has a much better chance against Swiatek in Miami than she would have at Wimbledon 2022.
And by her own admission Naomi is in a very good place again in both mind and body.
She overcame her nerves to win her semi-final thriller 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 against Belinda Bencic.
To hear her afterwards was to recognise a Grand Slam winner back in the groove.
Osaka said: ‘I will definitely remember it for the rest of my life. Serving for the match for the first time in the third, I was shaking so much because my body wasn’t used to being in that situation.
‘I feel like I’ve been fighting for a long time and I’ve wanted to be back here but I couldn’t string things together. But now I’m in a very good place in my life and I can bounce back.’
That makes Naomi a dangerous opponent for the equally highly-strung Swiatek.
If Iga settles first and stays in the present she could be unstoppable. She is hitting the ball so cleanly.
But her second serve is sometimes vulnerable and she does sometimes tighten.
We saw that in her 6-2, 7-5 victory over impressive American Jessica Pegula.
Osaka could be ready to pounce and draw on all her experience.
What a fantastic appetizer for Wimbledon 2022!
These fabulous women will grace Centre Court in Centenary Year in a few months.
It should be so special and Miami will confirm that women’s tennis is on a wonderful high!
Come and see the big women’s matches at Wimbledon 2022.
You won’t be disappointed!