Iga Swiatek v Maria Sakkari | Indian Wells Masters 2024 Final preview, betting tips and H2H

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Swiatek is eyeing her second Indian Wells title (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

Iga Swiatek and Maria Sakkari go head to head on Sunday for the right to be crowned the 2024 Indian Wells Masters champion.

It is a repeat of the final from two years ago, with Swiatek enjoying a commanding 6-4, 6-1 victory on that occasion.

The Pole is subsequently targeting her second triumph in three years here, and to become the first top seed to lift the trophy since Victoria Azarenka in 2012.

Swiatek is yet to drop a set so far in her victories over Danielle Collins, Linda Noskova, Yulia Putintseva, Caroline Wozniacki and Marta Kostyuk.

By contrast, four of Sakkari’s five matches have gone to a deciding set, with the world number nine putting the likes of Caroline Garcia and Coco Gauff to the sword along the way.

The Greek ace has enjoyed a timely upturn in fortunes this fortnight, having not previously progressed beyond the last 16 of any event this season.

She will now look to crown it by landing only her third career WTA title – and second at a WTA 1000 event following her triumph in Guadalajara last term.

The match gets under way at around 6pm GMT (11am local time) on Stadium 1.

Iga Swiatek v Maria Sakkari prediction

This is already Swiatek’s 10th WTA 1000 final, the Pole prevailing on seven of the nine previous such occasions.

She is eyeing her second silverware of the campaign following her Qatar Open triumph, and is definitely in the form to claim it.

The fact she is yet to drop a set means she is likely to have more in the tank than Sakkari, who has gone the distance in all but one of her matches.

The Greek is also yet to beat a reigning world number one, so it may be wise to back a commanding victory in Swiatek’s favour.

Iga Swiatek v Maria Sakkari betting tip

Iga Swiatek and under 18.5 games @ 7/5 with Bet365

Iga Swiatek v Maria Sakkari match odds

Player Bet365 odds
Iga Swiatek 1/5
Maria Sakkari 7/2

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Iga Swiatek v Maria Sakkari head-to-head

This will be the sixth meeting between the players on the WTA Tour, with each of the previous five decided in straight sets.

Sakkari won the first three encounters, but Swiatek has prevailed in the two most recent.