Mats Wilander on Iga Swiatek; She is a different level
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Eurosport's Kim Clijsters and Mats Wilander were amazed by the performance of Iga Swiatek. Swiatek won over Ons Jabeur 6-2, 7-6. Clijsters immediately praised Swiatek and what she does on the court. Swiatek seems to be dominating her opponents at the moment.
"An incredible achievement," Clijsters said for Eurosport. "She is so young, I think we forget that sometimes.
"We see her being so focused and so dedicated but she is an incredible champion and she gave a great speech as well.
It was very impressive.
"It is just an amazing, amazing moment for her. She has everything it takes to win many more times as a champion at Grand Slams.
"To me, her biggest strength is her movement. She can get so many balls back and she did that today." Wilander believes that Swiatek is at a higher level than his opponents.
Her movements, attitude, and motivation tell enough about how hard she tries to achieve success.
"The way she is going and the pace she is playing at - she is playing a different game. It is a different level.
She looks so hungry as well, all the time.
So it is going to be tough to slow her down. The defence is absolutely unbelievable."
In addition, her energy is something special. "She is so energetic in everything she does and it shows once she's playing. So few players are able to do what she is doing.
"She just looks comfortable as the world No.
1 and I don't think that makes any difference to her. She is chasing something else all the time, and that is improvement."
Jabeuer and her impressions
Jabeur is happy about the opportunity she had. She gave her best, but it wasn't enough.
However, her talent is undeniable and the question is when she will get the trophy. “Definitely I have a big thing coming, the Wta Finals [in Fort Worth, Texas]. It's a big thing for me. It's like a mini Grand Slam, I call it,” said the 28-year-old.
“I always dreamed to play this one.
I will maybe show myself there and build more confidence to really get ready for the next season because I feel like I have a lot to show next season.
“Points-wise, I don't have defending points in Australia, in the French Open, in Wimbledon, which is a good thing.
I'm definitely going for the No. 1 spot”. “To be honest with you, I have nothing to regret because I did everything possible," said Jabeur.
“I wish I served a little bit better today. It would have helped me a lot.
You know Iga, how she plays in finals. It's very tough to beat her. I will keep positive and work on the things that were missing today”.