One of the episodes of the first season of the series “Break Point“Netflix has sacrificed Here comes Świątek and her rivalry with Aryna Sabalenka. The story was set around the Belarusian woman’s pursuit of a Polish woman and the position of world number one. “Yes, Iga is my goal. She beat me four times this season. I was really angry. That’s why I need to take revenge on her. I have to be physically and mentally prepared for her” – Aryna declared in front of the camera at the time.
I have to be stronger than her. I have to move better than her. When playing with Iga, if you lose concentration, you have zero chance of winning
~ – she added.
The clash between both tennis players was recalled WTA Finals 2022. Then Sabalenka was on top, winning 6:2, 2:6, 6:1. But despite this, Świątek did not lose her position as the leader of the WTA ranking. Iga maintained her position. The Belarusian was still happy with this important step and triumph. “I felt like the toughest person on the planet. I said to myself: ‘Yes, thank God. Thank you for not stopping, for not giving up, for mobilizing, trying and fighting,'” she said with a laugh.
In the second season of production, she could count on quite a lot of airtime again. Unlike Świątek, which was… almost completely omitted. This is not lost on fans. They do not hide their outrage.
Aryna Sabalenka loses to Coco Gauff, but knocks Iga Świątek off the tennis throne. Only one thing was “forgotten”.
In the second season of the series “Break Point”, viewers have the opportunity to look behind behind the scenes of the final match of Aryna Sabalenka and Coco Gauff at the US Open 2023. Shortly before the match, the Belarusian reminds that she previously had the opportunity to take the lead in the WTA ranking, but she squandered it.
“After winning the Australian Open, I start to believe in myself. I start to think of myself as a top-ranked tennis player in the world. I deeply believe that I can achieve my goal. I want to be the first racket in the world. I already had this chance, but I failed at the French. Open” – he says and recalls the lost duel with Karolina Muchova.
I lost concentration because I kept thinking about that number one. I had so many chances and I lost. It was a painful defeat. To be number one, you have to be regular. That’s why it’s so difficult. But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I’m getting stronger. I have another chance to be number one at the US Open. This time I won’t waste it. The only thing that interests me now is winning the US Open and being number one in the world
~ – declares.
She partially achieved her goal. True, after the US Open she knocked Iga Świątek off her tennis throne and topped the WTA rankings, but in the final of the New York Grand Slam she had to admit the superiority of Coco Gauff. Afterwards, she emphasized that it wasn’t easy for her because the audience supported her American rival. “They supported her enthusiastically, I played against the whole stadium. It’s hard to play like that, man he wants to get away from the court“- she complained.
She also said that “failure in the final is the worst that could have happened.” “I was furious. I wondered how she could let go of another chance. I was counting on a different result, but I have to accept it,” she admitted.
Iga Świątek was omitted from the series “Break Point”. “They set themselves a difficult task”
The narrative outlined by Netflix ends with this Aryna takes over as the leader of the WTA ranking and… that’s it. Yet we know that history has a very important continuation. The Belarusian did not enjoy being the leader for too long, because a few weeks later she had to give the lead to Iga Świątek, who won the WTA Finals 2023 in great style. This was already “forgotten” to be mentioned, which the fans point out to the creators of the production.
“They have definitely set themselves a difficult task – proving that Iga does not exist“, “I’m watching the second season of the series ‘Break Point’ and I have an interesting thought: Are they pretending that Iga and Jannik [Sinner] they do not exist? I didn’t notice them mentioning them even once,” we read.
Someone else points out that the way the story was chosen for the “Break Point” series may lead people less familiar with tennis to misunderstand sports reality. “Imagine that a random viewer watches the TV series ‘Break Point’ and… he has no idea that Iga is now number one and dominates in her discipline,” sums up the Internet user.