Krejcikova Determined to Challenge Dominance of Swiatek, Sabalenka & Rybakina

Krejcikova Determined to Challenge Dominance of Swiatek, Sabalenka & Rybakina

by Alex Waite

Barbora Krejcikova says she, along with several other WTA players, has the potential to challenge the emerging big three of Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina.

Krejcikova has had an up-and-down start to the 2023 season and the Czech Republic player reached the fourth round of the Australian Open before winning the Dubai Tennis Championship with a final victory against Swiatek.

However, the clay season has been challenging for Krejcikova as she lost in the Stuttgart Open to Sabalenka before early eliminations at the Madrid Open and Italian Open.

Despite her inconsistencies, Krejcikova is determined to re-discover the form that led to her victory at Roland Garros in 2021. In addition, when speaking to Eurosport, the 27-year-old believes she is one of a chasing pack who can disrupt the recent dominance of Swiatek, Sabalenka and Rybakina.

"I said something back at the Miami Open that I feel it's good that we have players like Iga Swiatek, Elena Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka that are dominating the tour, but I also think that there are so many players that are really consistent, and they are actually trying to make it harder for them. And I believe I'm one of them."

Krejcikova said to Eurosport

Krejcikova also ascertains that some of the other players inside the WTA top ten and further down the rankings do not get enough attention for their achievements on tour. On a personal level, the world number 13 felt that her win in Dubai earlier in the season was overshadowed because of the trio's dominance in the game.

"Those three are such a good players, but everything was about them. I didn't really understand why it's not about other players as well. Why is it only just three names, but not about other players that are playing well and are really consistent and having really good results? They are not mentioned anywhere."

"I'm not just saying that because I want some kind of attention. I just felt like 'hello, guys!' I played really well in Dubai and I beat all the players. So why does nobody know about it?"


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