Mats Wilander backs underconfident Iga Swiatek to win multiple Wimbledon titles

Swedish tennis star Mats Wilander came in support of Iga Swiatek and boosted her confidence for Wimbledon 2023.


Mats Wilander backs underconfident Iga Swiatek to win multiple Wimbledon titles

Iga Swiatek-Mats Wilander (Image via Sporten)

The world No. 1 tennis player, Iga Swiatek, awaits her most uncomfortable Grand Slam. She admitted that she was uncomfortable playing on the Grass court a few months ago. Despite her underconfidence, the Eurosport tennis expert, Mats Wilander, backs her to win Wimbledon multiple times in her career.

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Mats Wilander believes that she needs to improvise her game. He said, “I think for her, the dream might not be there where ‘I might win six or seven Wimbledons, but she knows that the dream is alive. ‘I can win Wimbledon. I know how to play on a grass court’. But she needs to keep developing her game and she needs to realize that you’re never going to feel perfect on a grass court, not with her game.”

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Mats Wilander has high expectations for Iga Swiatek, anticipating that she will learn to play better in the grass court event. Wilander trusts her to make her mark in the grass court major. He believes 2023 will be a good year for her to present herself as a great grass court player. Tennis experts Mats Wilander and Laura Robson believe the Wimbledon ladies singles event to be an open event. They don’t consider anyone a single favorite to win the marquee event.

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Iga Swiatek’s past performances and preparations for Wimbledon 2023

Iga Swiatek
Tennis player Iga Swiatek (Via: Express UK)

Iga Swiatek, who was recently crowned the Roland Garros champion, has four major Grand Slam titles. She has been a force to be reckoned with since the start of 2022 but has not been able to perform the same at Wimbledon. Swiatek has never been past the fourth round at Wimbledon. She was beaten by Alize Cornet in the third round in 2022 and by Ons Jabeur in RO16 in 2021.

She started her preparations two weeks after the Roland Garros triumph. It was after defeating 2022 Wimbledon semi-finalist Tatjana Maria in the Bad Hamborg Open’s first round. In the second match of the event, Iga continued her rich form, defeating Jil Teichmann convincingly in straight sets.

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