Elena Rybakina says she plans to be aggressive against Iga Swiatek in their game in Indian Wells and also noted that physically she will have to be at her best. At this year’s Australian Open, Rybakina defeated Swiatek in straight sets.
Now Rybakina and Swiatek are set to meet in the Indian Wells semi-finals. But the ground conditions at the Australian Open are much faster than those at Indian Wells. “Yeah, for sure it’s going to be different than in Australia.
Before the match in Australia, we also played several times. It is sure that it will be a difficult match. I will try to recover and prepare for this one, and, yes, do my best,” Rybakina said.
Rybakina: Nothing is easy against Swiatek
“I would say there are things, of course, that I do like with an opponent, preparing for each opponent, but overall my game is to be aggressive.
Like I said, it’s not easy here, but I still have to stick to this game plan, and then try to prepare myself, also think with my coaches about what we can do. here. Yeah, and do my best in the end. Physically I have to be ready, that’s for sure,” said Rybakina.
In December, Rybakina saw Swiatek at an exhibition in Dubai. Then in January, Rybakina picked up another victory over Swiatek. Few players have had success against Swiatek but Rybakina seems like someone who has an answer for the Pole’s game.
“I would say for sure Iga, she’s a great fighter, she moves very well on the court. I think physically she’s one of the best at the moment. It’s not easy against her, because you feel that each point is going to be difficult.
She’s also very consistent,” said Rybakina. Meanwhile, the 23-year-old Rybakina made her first semi-final appearance in Indian Wells. It remains to be seen if Rybakina can beat Swiatek and win the title.