WTA Finals day two TV and streaming info: Iga Swiatek vs Daria Kasatkina; Coco Gauff vs Caroline Garcia

Delight for Iga Swiatek

Group Tracy Austin takes centre stage at the WTA Finals in Texas on Tuesday as hot favourite Iga Swiatek kicks off her campaign to win the season-ending tournament for the first time.

World No 1 Swiatek has wiped all before her this campaign as she has won eight titles – including the French Open and US Open. She is also fresh after taking a week off following her title run at the San Diego Open a fortnight ago.

This is only her second appearance at the WTA Finals following her debut last year and she admits conditions will be different from San Diego.

“I feel like the conditions were totally different, and right now I need to adjust to the ball basically again because we play with US Open Regular Duty. I have to just put more energy in that and in controlling the ball,” the Pole said.

“In San Diego I felt so comfortable with the Dunlop ball that we played with, that I didn’t really have to think about that.

“But the preparation went well. I mean, we did everything we planned. I was able to recover. I felt really sore after these two tournaments. I feel more fresh right now, and that’s all that matters because I’m able to give my all during matches.”

Swiatek faces Daria Kasatkina, who will make her debut, in the opener and she leads the Russian 4-1 in the head-to-head series with all four victories coming this year.

“I was happy that moment because I achieved something new, but now I want more things. I want higher. I’m not super happy with… I mean, I’m happy, of course, but I want to take the next step,” Kasatkina said about her qualification.

Coco Gauff and Caroline Garcia will also be in action on Tuesday.

American teenager Gauff, also playing in the WTA Finals for the first time, is 2-1 in her H2H against Garcia, but she did lose her most recent outing against the Frenchwoman.

“I lost to her at the US Open. But yes, no matches are going to be easy here. I really have no words. I think just the way the atmosphere is, I hope that it’s a good atmosphere and good turnout,” Gauff said.

“I think I’m just going to have a lot of fun regardless of how it goes. Obviously I want to win, but I’m just going to focus on enjoying this. This is my first time playing this tournament. Hopefully I’ll be here many more WTA Finals in the future, but I’m just going to enjoy the first one.”

WTA Finals match schedule

Iga Swiatek vs Daria Kasatkina – 22:00 GMT
Coco Gauff vs Caroline Garcia – 00:00 GMT (Wednesday morning)

Veronika Kudermetova and Elise Mertens vs Lyudmyla Kichenok and Jeļena Ostapenko 20:00 GMT
Gabriela Dabrowski and Giuliana Olmos vs Anna Danilina and Beatriz Haddad Maia – 01:30 GMT (Wednesday morning)

How to watch the WTA Finals

Amazon Prime has the exclusive rights for WTA Tour events in the United Kingdom and Ireland and they will broadcast the season-ending WTA Finals. New customers can sign up for £8.99 a month, and are eligible for a free 30-day trial.

Tennis Channel covers the United States, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, a combination of TVA Sports, DAZN and TSN airs WTA events in Canada while ESPN broadcasts tournaments in Central and South America.

DAZN, TVE, TV3 is the provider in Spain, beIN is the broadcaster in Australia and France, Canal+ in Poland and SuperSport in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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