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After a good clay season (a WTA 1000 and a QF at the FO is not bad for a 20 y.o), the most important is how Swiatek will fare on the grass season. She was a Wimbledon Junior Champion but her weaknesses (her topspin FH nullified, being rushed, serve ) will be enhanced on grass.

She must absolutely gain points to maintain her top 10 ranking and improve on all surfaces. She is still young and is a hard worker.

The competition on grass is nearly non-existant right now. Halep, Kerber, Serena and Kvitova declined. Sabalenka, Pliskova and Svitolina are unable to do well in GS, Muguruza, Bencic and Kenin are not in form. Andreescu is a wild cart. Only Barty and Muchova have the weapons to do very well on grass. It's why I think she has some chances if she change her return position and flat a little her FH.

If at Wimbledon she avoids the tricky first rounds (flat hitters like Ostapenko, Giorgi, Konjuh). She can make the QF at least. It wil be a success.
We will see how she fare at the pre-Wimbledon tournaments.
 

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I don’t see her playing in Berlin, maybe she will enter just Eastbourne.
I would have no expectations as she almost did not play on grass in 2 years.
 

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I think she can use this slight disappointment and be a strong contender for Wimbledon. She's won the junior title before, and if she can avoid red-hot bashers she will have a deep run.
 
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Anything can happen on these grass courts as no female player is really a "grass specialist", but personally I don't think her game suits grass...but then again, Halep and Kerber won Wimbledon, so...
 

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Anything can happen on these grass courts as no female player is really a "grass specialist", but personally I don't think her game suits grass...but then again, Halep and Kerber won Wimbledon, so...
Halep in 2014 was already a Wimbledon SF (she was unlucky to be injured against Bouchard) and grass is Kerber best surface.
 

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There was no grass season in 2020 and the tour is at such garbage level that this will be an interesting grass season
I wonder if Kudermetova's game is good for grass. Maybe Pavs and Kud can win back to back majors.
Nothing at Wimbledon will surprise, at least 50 possible winners
 
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Anything can happen on these grass courts as no female player is really a "grass specialist", but personally I don't think her game suits grass...but then again, Halep and Kerber won Wimbledon, so...
Agreed, adding to it: the ways Halep and Kerber succeeded on grass was primarily due to their movement - they gain enough ground that their groundstrokes unwind in time. Swiatek has more complicated groundstroke wind-ups, especially for her forehand, and lesser movement than both Halep and Kerber.

I don't think Swiatek will be incompetent on the surface, and a top 10 seed will help her out, but I don't expect her to deliver scorelines like she has done on clay, and I don't expect her to make the SF of Wimbledon.
 

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Agreed, adding to it: the ways Halep and Kerber succeeded on grass was primarily due to their movement - they gain enough ground that their groundstrokes unwind in time. Swiatek has more complicated groundstroke wind-ups, especially for her forehand, and lesser movement than both Halep and Kerber.

I don't think Swiatek will be incompetent on the surface, and a top 10 seed will help her out, but I don't expect her to deliver scorelines like she has done on clay, and I don't expect her to make the SF of Wimbledon.
If Vesnina and Ostapenko made the SF, why not Swiatek with some improvement ? She is a much better player than Ostapenko and Vesnina.
Even Safina made a SF at Wimbledon, and she was moving like a Galapagos tortoise.
 

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No expectations at all. I guess 3R-4R would be great. 2R will bring points in plus, soo... I think we can see good results from her on grass (not winning, but good enough) but not yet, not in this year I think. Although if I'm wrong than I'll be happy.
 

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"[The Olympics] is my next goal because I don't know how I'm going to play on grass.
"I don't know if I even remember how to play on grass, so we're going to see how that's going to go. I'm not putting, like, any expectations or any pressure on me because really I just want to learn how to play on it. Probably I'm going to say that for few more years."
"When I was playing that year [I won juniors], I was so angry that I didn't win junior French Open that I kind of took it [out] on Wimbledon. I think physically I was better than my opponents, than any junior player there. My motivation to win any Grand Slam, my anger at French Open, it really gave me a lot. Also the conditions were special this year because it was really hot. The ball was bouncing basically like on clay.
"Still in 2019 I didn't have a good run on any of the tournaments on grass. Basically that's why I just feel like I'm not consistent there. I'm not even consistent in, like, 10% really. I think it's going to do me good to not have any expectations and just play."
 

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i think she will lose early in the warmup tournaments with the very fast grass and make the second week of wimbledon with the slower grass
 

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As a fan i dont have any expectations, winning a few matches during grass swing would be enough. Iga is poor on grass.
 
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