Former seven-time Grand Slam champion and tennis expert Mats Wilander thinks Iga Swiatek has a very complete game but he is not sure if she will dominate the women's game for the years to come. Swiatek is having a stunning 2022 season as she has won her last 29 matches and is bidding to win a sixth consecutive title at the French Open.
Ashleigh Barty retired from tennis in late March and Swiatek is now the face of the women's game. Swiatek, who will turn 21 at the end of this months, is considered as someone who could potentially win up to 10 or more Grand Slams.
“To me Iga Swiatek does not have any weaknesses right now, especially on the clay,” Wilander told Eurosport. “She moves incredibly well, her forehand is easily the best on the women’s tour, she defends extremely well in her backhand corner, she knows how to come to the net and the best part about her right now is she is playing each point with a purpose, she is not getting upset with herself or down on herself when things don’t go her way; and she is dominating all the players on different surfaces”.
Wilander not sure Swiatek will dominate the women's game
Tennis is an individual sports and has a very long season and schedule. Wilander acknowledged that dominating the game for many years is incredibly difficult in tennis but added he hopes Swiatek proves him wrong.
“I don’t think in professional tennis it is possible to dominate too much, especially on the women’s tour," Wilander added. "“Everybody is hitting the ball so hard, you are going to have good periods and then you will have some periods when you are not feeling 100% and not feeling the ball.
For Iga’s sake I hope I am wrong. She is going to be one of the favourites to win every Grand Slam over the next five or six years at least but to dominate is a big word to use in today’s tennis world”.