Ex No. 2 details why Iga Swiatek will remain 'great' in 2024 and win Slams

Swiatek enters the 2024 season as the top-ranked player in women's tennis.

by Dzevad Mesic
Ex No. 2 details why Iga Swiatek will remain 'great' in 2024 and win Slams
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Alex Corretja expects Iga Swiatek to be great and land another Grand Slam in 2024 as the former world No. 2 highlights that the Pole is a hard worker who is focused on making moves that will help her stay dominant in the long term. 

After having one of the most dominant seasons in recent memory in 2022, Swiatek was challenged in 2023. Still, Swiatek was able to win one Grand Slam title this past season and finish as the world No. 1 despite losing the top spot in September to Aryna Sabalenka. 

Going into the 2024 season, there are several players who have proved capable of challenging Swiatek and winning Grand Slams. Most notably, those players are Sabalenka, Elena Rybakina and Coco Gauff. With four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka returning, that could also mean more competition for Swiatek. 

Corretja on Swiatek: She is going to be great in 2024 

"Swiatek she's learning so much. I think she's going in the right direction. She's not just thinking about winning in the short term. She's trying to improve different things, in my opinion. She's hitting the ball harder, especially on the forehand side. Her surface game also been improving quite a lot. She needs to be able to be a contender against players that hit very hard. And she needs to be very aware about that. She's very low on her legs and that's why she's also moving very well, probably the best mover on tour. And I think she knows now that she needs to be also very aggressive because everybody's trying to dictate, but at the same time she's trying to be very stable. So I think she's going to be great in 2024 and I see her even more mature. So I'm sure that she's going to win a Slam again," Corretja told Eurosport.

In a couple of weeks, Swiatek will try to win her first Australian Open title and her fifth Grand Slam. 

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