‘Fighter’ Iga Swiatek will return to World No. 1 claims Alex Corretja backing the Pole to dominate the Tour in the long run
Corretja believes Swiatek will continue to improve in every tournament she plays, irrespective of what rank she is at.
Alex Corretja and Iga Swiatek (Credits: CNN, Tennis365)
Spanish former tennis player Alex Corretja heaps praises on the Polish World No.2 Iga Swiatek and foresees that the Polish star will be back to the World No.1 ranking soon. He also hypes up that the fighting spirit of Swiatek is second to none and she will continue to improve in every tournament she plays, irrespective of what rank she is at.
Corretja said, “She’s a fighter. She is someone that, it doesn’t really matter for her. If she’s going to be No. 1 or No. 2, she’s showing all the time that she wants to improve. That she’s trying different things, that she’s also been a little bit more open. I think she’s understanding that she’s not playing for one or two tournaments. She’s playing for the next 10 years.”
Corretja continued heaping praises on the Polish star and how he thinks that she is going to be World number 1 ranking at some point in time. He also exclaimed how she is playing each tournament better and better, “She just played better and better and she’s going to be there for so many years and she will come back to No. 1 at some point again. This is going to be very interesting.” (H/T: Eurosports)
Iga Swiatek looks to end the season on a high note
The Polish World No.2 Iga Swiatek looked strong in the China Open tournament and was able to win in straight sets in all of the matches except the quarter-finals. Though she still didn’t look her best yet, the tennis was enough to sail her through the China Open. As she has said after losing the World No.1 ranking and the US Open crown, she will play with less pressure from now on, the China Open was proof for the same.
Swiatek will be looking to win the WTA Finals this season after failing in the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the year. Last year, she failed in the semi-finals of the same tournament to the current World No.1 Aryna Sabalenka in a three-setter. This is also one of the main tournaments she was never able to win apart from the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
She will definitely be trying to end the season on a high note after winning one Grand Slam this season. She has the chance of clinching back the World No.1 in the WTA Finals itself if she can grab the maximum points from the tournament.
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