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I’m not Aryna Sabalenka, Elena Rybakina

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Iga Swiatek reveals she has been working on her serve lately but noted that she is not an Aryna Sabalenka or an Elena Rybakina type of player that can win a lot of cheap points with her serve. On Wednesday, Swiatek kicked off her Doha campaign with a dominant 6-0 6-1 win over Danielle Collins.

Against Collins, Swiatek was pretty much untouchable on her serve as the hard-hitting American didn’t have a single break point. Also, Swiatek won 74% of her first serve points and 69% percent of her second serve points, respectively.

“I know that I’m not the kind of player who is just going to serve and win points from it, like I’m not Rybakina or Sabalenka. I’m more just kind of player who’s gonna put the ball in and win a point by rally. But for sure I’m working on my serve, and I’m trying to get it better and better.

Basically the time after Australia we really focused on getting more rhythm on the first serve, and I guess it worked. But I will see what future is gonna bring. We’ll see, yeah. Yeah, there is like a lot of, like, small technical things, but overall I feel like if my rhythm on the serve is going to be fine, I’m going to serve well,” Swiatek said, as quoted on Sportskeeda.

Swiatek’s serve let her down at the Australian Open

In Australia, Swiatek was evidently vulnerable on her service games. In the Australian Open round-of-16, Rybakina went after Swiatek’s serve and it paid off as the Kazakh broke the Pole twice in each set to claim a surprise 6-4 6-4 win over the world No 1.

After a disappointing Australian Open result, Swiatek seemingly hit the practice court and emphasized improving her serve. Against Collins, Swiatek’s serve worked extremely well as the Pole went without facing a single break point in the entire match. It remains to be seen how will Swiatek’s serve function in the rest of the week in Doha.

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