Iga Świątek is one of the top professionals currently competing in the WTA to make her way into the trending and hot list of athletes who’re enthusiastic enough to deliver spectacular on-court results.
The 21-year-old who serves as the world No. 1 as of now is the proud champion of three Grand Slam titles, two of which she clinched in the same year i.e. 2022, the French Open, and the US Open.
Former American tennis player Chris Evert in an interview with Eurosport stated her mindset towards Iga and also compared her with Serbian sensation Novak Djokovic saying she is not a “machine” like the Serb but is still embodied with energy that will cruise her a long way.
“Djokovic is almost like a machine. He goes out there and, you know, he can just have that tunnel vision and focus and not let his emotions get in the way. I think Iga has shown in some matches that she has let her emotions get the best of her. So she would just have to be aware of that, I think. But she is still the player to beat, no matter what you say,” added the Evert in the interview.
The tennis legend is further under the impression that Swiatek has lost her momentum when it comes to her handling her emotions and despite having a spectacular game, her emotional aspect has “broken down” in the matches she witnessed defeat this season.
Chris Evert believes Iga Swiatek is performing “better than ever”
Chris Evert’s hard criticism and reality check towards Iga however wasn’t the end of the story as the American went on to confess that despite the Pole being unable to give her best efforts in a particular match, she still stands to be the most “consistent” and “dependable” player in the WTA right now.
“It’s like every once in a while she’s going to have a match where she’s not 100%, but I still think she is the most dependable player and the most consistent out there,” added Chris for her thoughts on Iga Swiatek.
Delegating further on how her game seems unparallel in terms of performance this season, Evert added by saying “I think she’s playing better than ever. That was obvious when she had that streak, she was just annihilating her opponents. Then she didn’t play as well against Pegula and maybe didn’t play as well against Krejcikova.”
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The Polish currently awaits her showdown in the BNP Paribas in Indiana Wells where she would compete as the defending champion of the tournament and will hopefully give out a series of eclectic performances.
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