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Tennis: Daniela Hantuchova on the players to watch in 2021

Tennis: Daniela Hantuchova on the players to watch in 2021

Daniela Hantuchova, the former world No.5 tennis player, believes in the French Open champion Iga Swiatek. According to Daniela, the Polish player is worth to watch on the WTA Tour next year.

Swiatek’s breakthrough victory this year made the Polish player the world-famous person. While Hantuchova backs Serena Williams to give herself more chances of winning a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, she believes in Swiatek’s success too.

During the recent Roland Garros, Iga Swiatek was hugely impressive as she won her first major title in WTA. Her brand of big-hitting tennis marking her out as a star in the making, told Daniela to Tennis365 in an exclusive interview.

“There have been so many different winners and unusual results this year that it makes it impossible to predict what might happen in 2021, but it was hard not to be incredibly impressed with what we saw from Iga Świątek at the French Open,” Daniela told us.

According to the former tennis star, the way Iga plays with such easy power reminds of Martina Hingis. “The way she moves around the court was so good. She has amazing timing on the ball and strikes it so cleanly, so she is certainly one to watch next year,” Hantuchova said.

Commenting on the upcoming tennis season, Daniela Hantuchova says that Simona Halep is another player who could come back. In other words, after the complicated and moody 2020, the fans could have a normal tennis year that might give them a better chance to judge the players when they are playing consistently again.

“It was important to have so many successful events in tennis over the last few months and hopefully that encourages everyone to believe we have lots to look forward to in 2021,” Daniela concluded.