Either I'm blind or we have different concepts of "compact, loose forehands", because Iga's FH is as stiff as the modern ATP forehand.Swiatek hits a more solid topspin forehand than the vast majority on tour.
Largely a function of her more ATP-like technique. Compact, loose, effective forehand.
She really is. She's gained a lot of fans this tournament. I hope she can keep this level of play up the rest of her career and just get better and better.Iga is super impressive. I haven’t been watching a great deal of the tournament but she’s punishing the ball.
the trademark of the modern ATP forehand is that the takeback is shorter (more compact) and the wrist stays loose which creates the wrist lag.Either I'm blind or we have different concepts of "compact, loose forehands", because Iga's FH is as stiff as the modern ATP forehand.
I'll agree to disagree from watching every match she'd played this tournament.Jeezus, people talking about ATP-style forehand being the difference. Very typical TTW lameness. That's not the difference.
If there is a shot that Swiatek is using to gain the upper-hand, it is her *backhand*. Not the forehand. Her backhand sets up her forehand.