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2023/04/23 | Stuttgart | Press Release

Final at the 46th Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Iga Swiatek vs Aryna Sabalenka

Stuttgart. Finals day at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix – who will secure the win and the main prize, a Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sport Turismo? In a repeat of last year’s final, the world No.1 Iga Swiatek from Poland will be up against Aryna Sabalenka, the world No. 2. Did you know that...
...Iga Swiatek is 4-2 up in the head-to-heads with Aryna Sabalenka? Their last meeting came at the 2022 WTA Finals when Sabalenka won 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 in the group phase. The last duel on clay went to the Pole 6-2, 6-1 in Rome last year.
...the Top 2 world ranked players have not played each other in a final since the 2018 Australian Open when Simona Halep took on Caroline Wozniacki? On clay, the last time the Nos. 1 and 2 contested the final was at the 2013 French Open. The last time it happened at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix was in 2012.
...Iga Swiatek could today win her fifth match against Aryna Sabalenka? Only Kiki Bertens has managed to beat the Australian Open winner so often.
...Aryna Sabalenka and Iga Swiatek have both amassed 12 titles to date on the WTA Tour?
...Iga Swiatek is the first player since Angelique Kerber (2015/2016) to have a chance of successfully defending her title?
...Aryna Sabalenka has already won 23 matches this season and has reached a final on four occasions? She heads the statistics in both rankings.
...Iga Swiatek has made it to seven clay court finals? Of the previous six, she has won five.
...Aryna Sabalenka has already beaten the world No. 1 three times? She beat Ashleigh Barty twice (2019 in Wuhan and 2021 in Madrid) and Iga Swiatek once (2022 at the WTA Finals).
...Iga Swiatek has a negative record against world No. 2s? Of the seven duels, the Stuttgart title-holder has only won two.
...Aryna Sabalenka has participated three times at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix and has made it to the final on each occasion? In her two previous finals, she lost to Ashleigh Barty (2021) and Iga Swiatek (2022).
...Iga Swiatek has only played one three-set match this season? It came in the quarterfinal of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix against Karolina Pliskova.
...Iga Swiatek has earned about 900,000 dollars more prize money than? Swiatek, who is three years younger than her opponent, has amassed 16,096,505 dollars, Sabalenka totals 15,292,956 dollars.
...Iga Swiatek (3 hrs 45 minutes) has been on court for about one hour less than Aryna Sabalenka (4 hrs 44 minutes)? In the semifinal, the Pole profited from Ons Jabeur’s retirement after 18 minutes.
...Aryna Sabalenka is ranked in the Top 3 of ace hitters this season? The world No. 2 has struck 171 aces in her 26 matches to date and is therefore third in the list. Only Caroline Garcia (193) and Elena Rybakina (236) have delivered more.
...Iga Swiatek has successfully defended a title twice in the past? The Pole won twice in succession in Rome (2021 and 2022) and in Doha (2022 and 2023). She is in with a chance of performing the feat again today in Stuttgart.
...Iga Swiatek has been the world No. 1 for 55 weeks in succession? Only eight players have been No. 1 for more weeks on the trot.
...Iga Swiatek is yet to lose a match at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix? At her first appearance last year, she secured the title.
...Iga Swiatek has already won 40 times against Top 20 players?
...Iga Swiatek has won five WTA tournaments on clay? She triumphed twice at the French Open (2020 and 2022), twice at the WTA 1000 in Rome (2021 and 2022) and once at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (2021).

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Final at the 46th Porsche Tennis Grand Prix - Iga Swiatek vs Aryna Sabalenka