Rick Macci expressed his admiration for Iga Swiatek and referred to her as “the real deal” following her French Open triumph.
Swiatek clinched her fourth Grand Slam title after defeating Karolina Muchova 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 in the Roland Garros final. This was her third French Open title and the victory allowed her to retain her top spot in the WTA singles rankings.
During an interview with NBC News, Serena Williams’ former coach Rick Macci stated that Swiatek is a “dominant” player who proved her dominance by winning 37 matches last season.
“Iga Swiatek from Poland, she’s been dominant. Anybody that wins 37 in a row which she did last year you got something between the ears. And as we all know tennis is a game of inches from ear to ear but she has been dominant,” Macci said.
According to Macci, Swiatek has successfully filled the void left by mother-to-be Naomi Osaka and retired Serena Williams, solidifying her position as a top player. He also went on to call the Pole “the real deal.”
“She just won her fourth Grand Slam, third French Open. She’s a leader in the clubhouse. Women’s tennis has become a lot more fluid. Osaka is having a baby girl, Serena exited stage left. Very important that she’s kind of jumped in there and she’s not letting it go so she’s the real deal and the best is yet to come from Iga,” Macci added.