Iga Swiatek can undoubtedly win another five to ten Grand Slam championships, according to John McEnroe, who believes “the sky is the limit” for the Pole. Swiatek, 21, defeated Ons Jabeur in the US Open final to win her third Grand Slam championship.
Swiatek is now the seventh player to have accomplished this feat before turning 22 in the Open Era. Swiatek added a US Open championship to her resume after taking home two French Open crowns. Swiatek will also be the overwhelming favourite to win the Australian Open in January if something unanticipated doesn’t happen.
McEnroe on Swiatek: The possibilities are endless
According to McEnroe, “I definitely think the sky’s the limit.” “I watched her win the French [Open] a couple of years ago, and at that time it was clear that she was primarily a clay court player.
She actually reminds me a lot of Carlos Alcaraz because of how well she manoeuvres around corners compared to practically every other player I’ve ever watched. One of history’s best movers is Alcaraz. One of the best movers I’ve ever seen on a court is Swiatek.
When Ash Barty retired, she seized the opportunity to capitalise on her great run. At Wimbledon and possibly throughout the summer, the pressure eventually caught up to her. I tend to concur with Mats because she appeared uncomfortable at the beginning of the competition before coming into her own big time.
There will be a lot more of it. 10 more? That’s a lot, but I’d estimate it to be between five and ten. Swiatek was the overwhelming favourite to win the title in the French Open this year, and she did.
However, Swiatek wasn’t convincing before to the US Open, and some people weren’t particularly confident that she would take home the title. Swiatek, a three-time Grand Slam champion, was able to rediscover her game.