Coach Tomasz Wiktorowski acknowledged Iga Swiatek will have to make a few changes to her game during the grass season but adds he is confident the Pole can play well on grass as well. Swiatek. who turned 21 during the French Open, has been absolutely dominant in recent months as she has won her last 35 matches.
Now, Swiatek is hoping to win her first Wimbledon title and push her stunning streak to 42 consecutive wins. “The key is a different bounce of the ball from the surface, much lower on grass,” Wiktorowski told Rzeczpospolita, as quoted on Eurosport.
“Navigating the court is different too, but that’s not what I’m worried about at all. Iga will have to use slightly different directions when hitting the ball, as well as in the serve, in the context of the balance between the slice service and the kick service.
She has the best kick-serve in the world, but it doesn’t always work on grass. So if we lose here, we have to add something else. But one thing is beyond doubt: Iga can play on the grass, because she has reached the fourth round of Wimbledon.
We will only try to make small modifications that should make her life easier on this surface. Iga has enough strengths to also win on grass”.
Swiatek won Wimbledon as a junior
Swiatek certainly knows how it feels to make a deep run at The All England Club, haivng won the 2018 Wimbledon girls’ singles title.
The following year, Swiatek made her pro debut at Wimbledon. In her Wimbleodn debut, Swiatek didn’t enjoy an impressive campaign as she was beaten by Viktorija Golubic in the first round. Wimbledon was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic as Swiatek made her second appearance at The Championships last year.
Swiatek enjoyed a much better Wimbledon campaign in her second appearance as she reached the round-of-16, before losing to Ons Jabeur. Even though grass is not Swiatek’s favorite surface, she is still a top favorite for the Wimbledon title.