Alex Corretja: Honestly, no reason why Iga Swiatek cannot succeed at Wimbledon



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Alex Corretja: Honestly, no reason why Iga Swiatek cannot succeed at Wimbledon

Former world No. 2 Alex Corretja sees no reason why Iga Swiatek cannot do well on grass but adds the Pole might need a few matches at Wimbledon to find her feel and touch. Swiatek, who has won her last 35 matches, pulled out of Berlin and she is set to arrive to Wimbledon without a match played on grass.

Swiatek is a dominant force on clay and hard as many are curious to see how will Swiatek do on grass, which is considered as her weakest surface. "On grass, why can she not play well there? I mean, she moves well, she hits hard, she serves well, she's aggressive," Corretja told Eurosport.

"Of course, sometimes you can feel maybe from the forehand side she might struggle a little bit, but after she's been winning so many matches she has got real confidence. She will need maybe a few matches to adjust herself, and also it will depend on the opponent she faces.

If they give her rhythm, she can have what she's been missing through the grass court season so far and she's going to be motivated to keep on going."

Corretja: Swiatek has all the confidence ahead of Wimbledon

Swiatek made her Wimbledon debut in 2019, when she was beaten by Viktorija Golubic in the first round.

Last year, Swiatek made the Wimbledon round-of-16 before losing to Ons Jabeur. However, Swiatek is a much better player than she was a year ago. "She's got more confidence than anyone else. But I think she should also go match-by-match and wait to see how she deals with all the movements and all the groundstrokes, which is a little bit different to clay.

But there is no reason why Iga cannot succeed and do well at Wimbledon, honestly," Corretja added. Swiatek will be looking to win Wimbledon and push her winning streak to 42 matches.