Chris Evert feared girls’s tennis was in “hassle” after Serena Williams’ retirement however now says she is definite that the long run is vivid with Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina main the cost. Up to now in 2023, Swiatek, Sabalenka and Rybakina have been the three gamers who’ve proven essentially the most.
Evert, a former 18-time Grand Slam champion, believes these three may turn into the Huge Three of ladies’s tennis. “What I am enthusiastic about as we get into speaking in regards to the girls’s recreation is that there are three gamers now that could possibly be the Federer, Nadal and Djokovic of ladies’s tennis, and we all know who they’re: Iga, Aryna and Elena.
I see a rivalry with these three that could possibly be very fascinating. We thought when Serena retired, ‘oh, my gosh, girls’s tennis is in hassle, and the place’s the subsequent champion going to come back from?’ I feel we’re the place the subsequent champion goes to come back from – if not three nice champions.” Evert instructed Eurosport’s Arnold Montgault.
Swiatek, Sabalenka & Rybakina have proven essentially the most in 2023
Within the Australian Open round-of-16, Rybakina defeated Swiatek in straight units. After beating Swiatek, Rybakina went on to succeed in the Australian Open – during which she was overwhelmed by Sabalenka in three units.
In February, Swiatek gained a WTA 500 occasion in Doha, with a complete of 5 video games misplaced en path to profitable the title – that set a brand new file for the bottom variety of video games dropped en path to profitable a title. At this previous Indian Wells version, Rybakina defeated Swiatek within the semifinal to succeed in her first last within the desert.
After dealing with the enterprise towards Swiatek, Rybakina additionally beat Sabalenka to win her first title of the season. Final 12 months, Swiatek was the one participant that was standing out. Now, Swiatek has acquired competitors as Rybakina and Sabalenka are additionally taking part in nice and profitable massive titles.