Tennis: More diverse styles of play, the key to rising levels
Published on September 19, 2023 at 6:50 am.
Over the past year, the WTA circuit has experienced a revival that is heartening to see. In fact, if we are to believe the results of players in major events, the level has risen at all levels. We often see the same players competing for major trophies and recently, an expert in this style, former No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, who retired at the top last year, was keen to pay tribute to the rise at this level .
In recent years, at the same time as the Big 3 continue to dazzle the entire world, the WTA circuit has suffered a bit by comparison and much criticism has been expressed about the irregularity of the world’s best. Currently, the situation has reversed slightly compared to last year due to the evolving style of play.
A rediscovered regularity
For some years, the women’s circuit struggled to find its next queen. with pregnancy Serena WilliamsAlthough he never managed to dominate the circuit like before, many players tried. Naomi Osaka Looks like he’s on his way to becoming a boss ashley barty, who retired completely at just 25 years old! An expert in the field of variations, the Australian dominated the circuit thanks to her special style of play, which allowed her to win.Australian Open, Roland Garros And Wimbledon,
Perhaps it should be noted that the performance ofashley barty Inspired many players. Today, there are many players who have been able to reach the top of the rankings. If inga swiatek just left my place Arina Sabalenka On top of that, the Belarusian is capable of adapting, despite his typically great power. Furthermore, surprises coming out of nowhere are few and far between, even if the victory is Marketa Vondrousova Is WimbledonGiven her play across variations, which is now ranked sixth in the world, this is certainly not the result of chance.
a developing level
Invited to speak about the situation in the Australian media, ashley barty Wanted to pay tribute to the rising standards in recent times. “It takes time to understand how they think they can fit in, how they think they can progress in their game. I’m excited to see where they are in the next five to 10 years.” Can go. The game has adapted, evolved, you can see there is more of a mix in the top 10 of the WTA rankings. I believe in women who are able to use different styles of the game. He announced.