Iga Świątek ended her adventure with the WTA tournament in Tokyo quite quickly. The Pole lost the second match of the competition (quarterfinals) to Wieronika Kudiermietowa. As the former coach of the second-ranked racket in the world says, it is worth adding an experienced person to her staff. He proposed the legend of white and red tennis.
Iga Świątek took a break after qualifying for the US Open. The Pole did not take part in the WTA tournament in Guadalajara, resuming the competition only in Tokyo. She wanted to rest and prepare for the end of the season and the WTA Finals. Her return to the court did not go well. Qualifier Mai Hontama caused a lot of trouble, but Świątek defeated her. This was not the case in the fight against Wieronika Kudiermietowa.
Iga Świątek’s former coach sees Agnieszka Radwańska next to her
The Russian defeated the Pole in three sets 6:2, 2:6, 6:4, causing great surprises. Previously, she had never been able to find a way to become the winner of this year’s Roland Garros. Świątek’s form worries some fans who wonder what the former world ranking leader can change in her game.
The first coach of the athlete from Raszyn came up with an unusual idea in an interview with TVP Sport. Artur Szostaczko believes that a person experienced in tennis should join Świątek’s staff and who could provide her with tips. He suggested Agnieszka Radwańska, the legend of Polish tennis. The former ranking runner-up ended her career in November 2018. From time to time, she competes as an amateur in her favorite discipline, but she has not yet worked as a trainer or consultant.
– I would add someone experienced to Iga’s team who played tennis well. If not permanently, then as a consultant. I’m making a suggestion – Agnieszka Radwańska, because she was smart on the court. Maybe she could pass on some tips on how to play defense. It all depends on whether they like each other off the court. Trust is key. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal acted similarly. Goran Ivanisevic became the Nole’s coach and is doing well. Everyone is expanding their teams. Development is key. Why not try it? – said Szoszczenko.
Iga Świątek will start the competition in Beijing
After the defeat in Tokyo, Świątek will go to Beijing, where he will play in the next WTA tournament. The 22-year-old’s first rival will be Sara Sorribes Tormo.