According to Eurosport expert Chris Evert, Iga Swiatek remains the player to beat on the WTA Tour despite having “a target on her back.” Swiatek has had a mixed season so far, losing in the fourth round of the Australian Open before bouncing back to win her first title of 2023 at the Qatar Open.
However, she then lost in the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships. Nevertheless, Swiatek’s dominant performances in the past have solidified her status as one of the most formidable players on the tour.
Swiatek turned world No. 1 almost a year ago following Ash Barty’s unexpected retirement, and she continues to hold a significant lead over the rest of the tour in the WTA rankings. According to Evert, Swiatek has all the physical and technical tools required to succeed in tennis, as well as an impressive competitive spirit.
However, she has struggled in matches where her emotional control has faltered. As Swiatek looks to continue her dominance on the tour, it will be crucial for her to maintain her emotional composure in high-pressure situations.