Johanna Konta answers why Iga Swiatek will 'undoubtedly' win Wimbledon one day

Konta believes Swiatek will definitely become a Wimbledon champion at some point.

by Dzevad Mesic
Johanna Konta answers why Iga Swiatek will 'undoubtedly' win Wimbledon one day
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Former three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Johanna Konta has no doubt that Iga Swiatek will one day become a Wimbledon champion as the former British tennis star believes the 23-year-old Pole is simply "too good of a player" not to fully figure out the grass as well. 

Swiatek, a new five-time Grand Slam champion, has achieved major success on clay early in her career and she has also figured out how to be a strong force on hard courts in the last two years as well. But while the 23-year-old Pole has been the best and most dominant player in women's tennis for the past two years, there is one thing she still fully hasn't figured out - that's playing on grass.

Last year, Swiatek appeared to be inching toward winning her first grass title at a WTA 250 tournament in Bad Homburg but then had to withdraw from her semifinal match due to possible food poisoning. After a solid Bad Homburg run, Swiatek also enjoyed a good Wimbledon run, reaching her first quarterfinal before suffering a three-set loss to Elina Svitolina.

Konta on Swiatek's Wimbledon chances 

“I think she’ll be looking to take it one match at a time as she does every tournament she plays,” former world No. 4 Konta said of Swiatek. 

“I believe it is only a matter of time – she will win Wimbledon at some point. If it’s not this year, it might be next year, if not it might by the following year.“It will happen for her – she’s too good of a player, to good of a competitor not to have the opportunity. I do think it’s just a matter of time."

Iga Swiatek
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Last year, Swiatek answered some questions on grass and showed improvement compared to previous years.

So far this grass season, Swiatek hasn't made any appearances after deciding to withdraw from this week's WTA 500 event in Berlin. Unless Swiatek requests a wildcard into Bad Homburg or Eastbourne, she will go to Wimbledon without playing any leading-up tournaments. 

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