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“Next year Iga may play even fewer tournaments” – Tennis journalist suggests Iga Swiatek should go the Serena Williams way to remain at the top

“Next year Iga may play even fewer tournaments” – Tennis journalist suggests Iga Swiatek should go the Serena Williams way to remain at the top

In her incredible 2022 season, Iga Swiatek won up to eight championships, including two Grand Slams: the French Open and the US Open. She lost only nine of the 67 matches she won, which is an incredible performance.

The Pole has widened the gap between first place and the rest of the field by concluding the season with an astounding 11,085 points. Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, who finished second at Wimbledon and the US Open, is the next-best player but she only has 5,055 points in her account.

Iga Swiatek’s hardest challenge is about to arrive. 

It’s challenging to reach the top, but it’s even more challenging to maintain it. 

The 21-year-old will have a lot of points to defend the following season. 

This will particularly be the case from February through June, when she built this year’s 37-match victory streak.

The World No. 1 needs to adjust her schedule in 2023, according to tennis analyst Bartosz Ignacik of Canal + Sport, if she wants to keep her ranking. 

He has advised Swiatek to avoid overscheduling herself by playing in as few tournaments as she can, imitating Serena Williams.

In an interview with Przegld Sportowy Onet, Ignacik stated the following:

“It seems to me that next year Iga may play even fewer tournaments than this one. This may be the optimal path for her. It was the same with Serena Williams. She missed a lot of events, but the ones she played, she won.”

The reporter has faith that Swiatek’s team would pick the ideal competitions for the child to avoid burnout.

“I would like to emphasize once again that her fantastic camp in the form of trainer Tomek Wiktorowski, physical preparation trainer Maciek Ryszczuk and psychologist Daria Abramowicz is there to continue to choose the right loads during the season,” he said.

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