The 2023 WTA season ended with the title of Iga Swiatek at the WTA Finals, in a final that lasted less than an hour. Unlike the Pole, who is already used to winning quick matches, 74 games this year lasted more than three hours.
In the top 10, there are four Brazilian matches Bia Haddad (11th in the WTA), including the two longest of the year – victory against Sorribes Tormo at Roland Garros and defeat to Kalinina in Rome.
Check out the list of the ten longest games of the WTA season
The list includes matches from the WTA main circuit, United Cup and Grand Slams, excluding ITF tournaments such as the Billie Jean King Cup
1- Bia Haddad d. Sorribes Tormo (round of 16, Roland Garros) – 3h51
2. Anhelina Kalinina d. Bia Haddad (quarter-finals, Rome) – 3h41
3. Liudmila Samsonova d. Lena Papadakis (first round, ‘s-Hertogenbosch) – 3h40
4. Lesia Tsurenko d. Ana Bogdan (third round, Wimbledon) – 3h40
5. Elisabetta Cocciaretto d. Anna Bondar (semi-final, Lausanne) – 3h34
6. Katerina Siniakova d. Marie Bouzkova (final, Nanchang) – 3h33
7. Erika Andreeva d. Harriet Dart (first round, Austin) – 3:32
8. Camila Giorgi d. Kaia Kanepi (first round, Miami) – 3:32
9. Bia Haddad d. Aliaksandra Sasnovich (first round, Hong Kong) – 3:30
10. Sorana Cirstea d. Bia Haddad (first round, Dubai) – 3h29
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I started my career in Journalism in 2013, still as a student, as a writer on the VAVEL Brasil portal. I completed my degree at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) in 2017. The following year, I took on the position of editor-in-chief of VAVEL. Since 2019, I have been a reporter for the newspaper O Município, in Brusque, the second largest news portal by audience in the state. I work mainly covering politics, but also in general, sports, among other areas. In just over three years working at the newspaper O Município, I was recognized by three state journalism awards. In 2022, I won the Sebrae and Fiesc awards, which are considered the most important in the state of Santa Catarina. In 2021, I won first regional and second state place in the Fapesc Journalism in CTI – Science, Technology and Innovation award. Since the beginning of 2023, I have taken over as editor of the Brazilian version of the Bola Amarela portal, a reference in tennis coverage in Portugal and Brazil.