Iga Swiatek has been an outspoken player regarding many things that disappoint her about the WTA tour and she talked about the WTA Finals as well.
The number of spectators at matches in Fort Worth clearly disappointed the Polish player. She doesn't think moving the competition every year is beneficial and she wants to see it become as big as the ATP Finals.
"I've never experienced WTA Finals, like in its prime, in terms of the organization and WTA not hurrying with everything, if you know what I mean," started off Swiatek continuing:
"I'd love for the WTA to kind of settle for next year in one place and actually make it as big as it was or maybe as ATP has. But on the other hand, I kind of understand why it happened and from the business side, it's probably hard to make this kind of event. But I just think if ATP can do it, we can do it."
Similar to what the ATP did for the ATP Finals, the WTA signed Shenzen to a 10-year contract as part of its strategy for the WTA Finals. That agreement was put on hold by the COVID-19 epidemic, which led to the country of China implementing highly stringent regulations that make it impossible to conduct such an event.
"There's always talk about prize money during ATP and WTA Finals. And it's just pretty sad that WTA kind of got hit by Covid and by not having a place to play before and organize everything properly. But on the other hand, you have an example in ATP, that they were able to do everything and even increase the prize money" Swiatek added.