She's coming for your faves wigs
She beats top ten players reguarly, she deserves her ranking.
She's now played more tournaments since the tour restarted in August than Osaka - 6 vs 5.Not a fan of her game but Barty deserves all the credit in the world.
She was getting criticized for ghosting the WTA tour last year, with many questioning her status as #1, but she returns after over a year out barely missing a step: won the warmup 500 event at AO, made the AO QFs, defended Miami, showed up to Charleston and now into her 3rd final of the season with a chance to become the race #1 if she wins.
Elina is certainly no pusher and she was known to have weapons when she first started on tour. What the reasonable criticism of her game is the defensive mindset, but she took it to Ash today right from the beginning.Surely that match should put to rest the stupidity that Svitolina is a pusher and nothing else. Pushers don't serve nine aces against the world number one. Pushers don't win 80+% of their first serves (even if if did drop later). It may not have been the greatest, but it was a truly entertaining match with some wonderful rallies and fabulous shots.