Coco Gauff Dominates Ons Jabeur, Iga Swiatek Stages Comeback: WTA Finals’ Opening Matches Unfold in Dramatic Fashion

In a display of sheer brilliance, US Open champion Coco Gauff swiftly defeated Ons Jabeur in just 57 minutes in her opening match at the WTA Finals. Gauff, seeded third, showcased her prowess by winning the first seven games before a brief rain delay interrupted play in Cancun, Mexico. Following the hiatus, the American continued her dominance, securing a 6-0, 6-1 victory, marking her 50th win of the season.

In the parallel Group B match, Iga Swiatek staged a remarkable comeback, overcoming a 5-2 deficit in the opening set against Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova. Despite Vondrousova serving for the set twice, Swiatek took control, ultimately triumphing 7-6 (7-3), 6-0. The Polish player, determined to reclaim her world number one ranking, showcased resilience and precision in her game.


The WTA Finals, featuring the world’s top eight players of the season divided into two groups, promises intense competition. After the round-robin matches, the top two players from each group will advance to Saturday’s semi-finals.

Gauff’s remarkable performance comes amid her recent separation from coach Pere Riba after the China Open. Although not her decision, Gauff expressed gratitude for Riba’s contributions to her personal growth and game. Both Gauff and Swiatek are set to face each other in a highly anticipated match on Wednesday.