Andy Roddick issues major take and prediction on Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka

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Andy Roddick believes Iga Swiatek is a very legitimate candidate to become “one of the best players of all time” while Aryna Sabalenka has already built a Hall of Fame career.

Swiatek, who will be turning just 23 on May 31st, already has four Grand Slam titles, 11 WTA 1000 titles and also has one WTA Finals title. Also this Monday, Swiatek entered her 103th week at the world No. 1 spot. 

On the other side, 26-year-old Sabalenka hasn’t accomplished as much as Swiatek but she has also done some very notable things as she is a two-time Grand Slam champion, a five-time WTA 1000 champion, has one WTA Finals title and has been the top-ranked player in the world.

“Sabalenka now is someone who has won two Slams, has been No. 1 in the world, has a bunch of WTA 1000s. She’s a hall of famer already. She just is in, she’s in, simply,” Roddick said on the Served with Andy Roddick podcast.

“Swiatek, four Majors, nine WTA 1000 titles already, 20 total titles. You could chop her resume into a third and I think she would still have it. 100, some odd weeks at No. 1 since Ash Barty retired and handed the No. 1 ranking over to her. Swiatek is on her way to becoming one of the best players of all time.”

Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka © Getty Images Sport – Clive Brunskill


Swiatek and Sabalenka delivered the match of the year in Madrid

After their 2023 Madrid final was voted as the WTA Match of the Year, Swiatek and Sabalenka put up another lights out show in this year’s Madrid final. And after over three hours of play and three match points saved, Swiatek outlasted Sabalenka 7-5 4-6 7-6 (7).

During the trophy ceremony, Swiatek showed some major respect and appreciation for Sabalenka, thanking the Belarusian for “forcing me to be a better player.”

Now, Swiatek and Sabalenka are both playing in Rome, where they could only meet in the final. 

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