Match of the Year!

In an absolute classic of a match, Iga Swiatek beat Aryna Sabalenka in the final of the 2024 Mutua Madrid Open, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7) today. This is Swiatek’s first Madrid title and her 20th title overall. She saved 3 match points, before Sabalenka hit the @6th shot of the tiebreak long, and the Polish player fell to her back in an emotional celebration. 

The level of this match was extremely high, with the world number 1 and number 2 going head to head for 3 hours 14 minutes. An outstandingly good match that is definitely the match of the year and one of the highest level women’s matches ever – on a par with (if not even better than) the classic 2023 Australian Open between Sabalenka and Rybakina.