Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova analyzed the game of the Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek. In the article for wtatennis.com, the 9-time Wimbledon winner highlighted what are the aspects of her tennis on which the Polish should focus to improve.
“I think she has to get closer to the net and work a lot on her volée. She should also try to increase the speed of the service and, I think, she should also insert the drop shot in her repertoire, because many rivals play behind her, because of her shots in Topspin.
Therefore, making more drop shots would have earned her many points,” Said Navratilova.
Swiatek and Sabalenka will fight for the WTA No.1
2023 ended with the Polish that regained the WTA No.1. In the season just finished, Swiatek found the opponent who can shoot her from the top of the WTA world ranking in the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, after several months of undisputed domain.
With the victory of the WTA Finals 2023 held in Cancun, in which she did not lose even a set in five matches played, Swiatek managed to overcome Sabalenka at the top of the WTA ranking, ending the season as WTA No.1. In the season that will start shortly, the Polish and the Belarusian will compete for the top of the WTA ranking again, already starting in the Australian tournaments and, in particular, at the Australian Open, in which Sabalenka defends the title conquered in the previous edition.
Swiatek and Sabalenka, however, were engaged first engaged in the Dubai exhibition tournament. The Polish tennis player was in the Hawks team while the Belarusian was in the Kites team. We recall Swiatek will be one of the main start of the upcoming tennis season.
About the WTA Tour, there will also be teh come back on the court of Naomi Osaka, Angelique Kerber, Emma Raducanu and Paula Badosa. On the ATP Tour, all are awaited Rafael Nadal’s come back, which will take place at the ATP 250 in Brisbane. There will also be the come back for Nick Kyrgios.