‘What Iga Swiatek does is monstrous!’ Asserts former Olympic champion on ‘rarely disappointing’ WTA number one
Barcelona 1992 Olympics singles champion Marc Rosset is thoroughly impressed with the level of newly-crowned WTA world number Iga Swiatek.
The Pole officially became world number one for the first time at the start of April and is already holds a dominant 28-3 win-loss record so far in 2022.
Swiatek even described feeling as though she has limitless potential during her run to the Miami Open title, something Rosset might agree with.
He told RTS: “It’s quite monstrous, what she does.
“I like what she presents.
“I really liked her Roland Garros 2020 when she [won that title].
“She is a player who rarely disappoints.”
After surprising the field to win Roland Garros 2020 without dropping a set, the 20-year-old has played at a consistently high level to remain within the world’s top 20 ever since, first breaching the top 10 in May 2021.
However, she has really kicked on in 2022, winning the first three WTA 1000 events of the new season in Doha and the ‘Sunshine Double’ of Indian Wells and Miami to replace the now-retired Ash Barty atop the WTA rankings.
Those three titles made her the first woman to win the first three WTA 1000s of a season and just the 11th player overall and fourth woman to complete the Indian Wells and Miami Open ‘Sunshine Double’.
While Barty’s retirement opened the door for Swiatek to become world number one, Rosset agrees with legend Chris Evert that Swiatek would have eventually got there even without the Australian stepping aside.
He added: “I think she would have quickly become world number one
“Of course, the Pole still has things to improve in her game, but I hope now that she can settle permanently at the top.
“Women’s tennis needs a locomotive.
“Swiatek may be the one.”
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