Swiatek 'More Complete' Than Sabalenka & Rybakina According To Raducanu's Former Coach

Swiatek 'More Complete' Than Sabalenka & Rybakina According To Raducanu's Former Coach

by Evita Mueller

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Iga Swiatek is the top-ranked player on the WTA Tour, and according to the former coach of Emma Raducanu, Nigel Sears, she's the most complete player.

Swiatek has been the best player in the world for over a year now. She was largely unchallenged last year winning 30+ matches in a row as well as two Grand Slam trophies. Swiatek was simply unstoppable, and while that hasn't been the case this year, she's still ahead of Aryna Sabalenka who is her closest challenger.

The Belarusian nearly dethroned Swiatek at Wimbledon but losing to Jabeur proved costly ensuring that the Polish player will be at the top for a few more weeks. Her reign has been shaky this year with both Sabalenka and Rybakina beating her on a tennis court and reducing the gap on the rankings as well.

It's going to be an interesting finish to the year, especially at the US Open where all three should have a good showing. The conditions work for all so it could be a showdown of epic proportions. In those circumstances, former Raducanu coach Nigel Sears still prefers Swiatek.

Well if I had to bet I'd go with [Iga] Swiatek because it’s probably going to Swiatek, [Elena] Rybakina or [Aryna] Sabalanka. Those three. But I think Swiatek is just a little more complete than the other two. So I’m going to go with Swiatek.

Sears on the WTA Big Three

The Brit compared them on the Control the Controllables podcast, which likely rings true. Her consistency in the past year shouldn't be discarded, as well as all of her achievements. While Sabalenka has been spectacular this year she's only been spectacular this year.

You can say the same thing for Rybakina even though her peaks weren't as high as that of the other two. A sensational mover, really good from both sides with a rather mediocre serve though. Still a complete player.


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