Does Iga Świątek have anything to fear? A clear declaration from a former tennis player

Does Iga Świątek have anything to fear?  A clear declaration from a former tennis player

Iga Świątek will play for another final in her career. Her rival on the courts in Rome will be Coco Gauff. The former tennis player has no doubt who will win.

After a day of break, Iga Świątek returns to the courts in Rome. The first racket in the world has been doing great so far in this tournament. She won all matches against Bernarda Pera, Yulia Putintseva, Angelique Kerber and Madison Keys without losing a set. In the semi-finals of this event, the world's first racket will face its biggest challenge yet. The Pole will face the third tennis player in the ranking – Coco Gauff. Tennis players will take to the court no earlier than 15:00.

The former tennis player is convinced of Iga Świątek's victory

In an interview for WP SportoweFakty, former tennis player Michał Dembek said that the American had no chance against Iga Świątek. – Moving around the court and making the right decisions, especially when it comes to choosing directions and leaving yourself a margin for error, makes it look easy from the side, he said.

– However, this is due to her excellent play, thanks to which the Pole is several classes higher than players like the American – he added.

Expert: Iga Świątek can win in two sets

So far, Iga Świątek and Coco Gauff have faced each other 10 times. The first racket in the world, which won nine times, has a much more favorable balance. The American defeated the Pole only once and it took place in Beijing in October 2023. The American's only triumph was in Cincinnati in August 2023. However, according to the expert, the tennis player was having the best period of her career at that time.

– This time I wouldn't expect Coco to pose any threat. In my opinion, Iga is a strong favorite who can win in two sets. Gauff will probably not be able to counter the power and speed of our tennis player – he admitted.

– In addition, she has major problems with her forehand, for a player among the top five in the world. He has also been making a lot of service mistakes in recent weeks. The semi-final is still a very good result for her, he concluded.

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