Petra Kvitova analyzes Iga Swiatek’s “men like game” that makes her stand out against her opponents

Petra Kvitova feels that Iga Swiatek has an edge over other players with her good analyzing skills and believes that it's quite tough to win a single point against the Polish.

Petra Kvitova and Iga Swiatek

Iga Swiatek has been riding high on success after winning two Grand Slam singles titles of the year and has been able to establish her name as one of the best players in the world as of now. She had totally dominated the clay season as she had defended her title at the French Open.

Petra Kvitova, a two-time Grand Slam champion and the bronze medalist at the Rio Olympics, highly appreciates Iga Swiatek for her incredible style of play that keeps her ahead of her counterparts. She said “Iga had an amazing season winning two Grand Slams and becoming world number one. I think that’s totally fair because she plays a different game than the other girls. This is what makes it dominant.

Kvitova further added that “I think she plays a man’s tennis, it shows in her movements. I don’t think she looks like it on TV, but she’s very fast, she reads the game very well, and she’s positioned very well on every ball. Even in defense, she is very sharp, so it is very difficult to play against her and win points. She uses her services to be able to play her forehand high and quickly. Even the variation in her game is what makes her such a player.

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Iga Swiatek wins her first match after the US Open triumph

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Iga Swiatek

Swiatek is off to a great start continuing with her winning streak as she comfortably receives a walkover in the first-round match at the Astana Open after Ajla Tomljanovic walked off citing an issue with her knee. This is her first tournament after winning her third Grand Slam title and her maiden US Open title. She was on a 37-match winning streak until her loss at Wimbledon.

Iga Swiatek who has been quite consistent on the Tour opted out from playing for her country at the BJK Cup Finals and expressed her disappointment for not making it for the country. She had earlier voiced her displeasure towards the WTA and ITA over the tight scheduling of matches as the WTA Finals and Billie Jean King Cup start a day apart from each other and in different time zones which becomes quite hectic and tiring for players for not having ample time to adjust to the conditions.

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Prateek Pradhan is a tennis writer at FirstSportz. He is currently pursuing Journalism and Mass Communication from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. He is very passionate about sports and a huge fan of Rafael Nadal. Other than tennis, he also follows football and cricket.