Magda Lynette in a completely new role. A great opportunity opens up
- Magda Linette could make another upgrade in the WTA rankings. In Paris, he will be among the seeded
- It is true that Polish women do not feel comfortable on clay courts, but they should make the most of their place. The fourth round is a realistic goal
- Each subsequent victory will increase the chances of advancing to the top 20 in the ranking
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12 months ago, expectations about Magda Linette’s performance in Paris were not excessive. The Polish player entered the tournament as an unseeded player, and in the first round she had to face Anas Jabeur, one of the dominant clay court players. Then sensation prevailed and it was the Poznań woman who was on top, but she could not follow up the blow. She was eliminated from the tournament in the next round.
This time it will be completely different. It will be Linette who will enter the second Grand Slam tournament in 2023 as one of the seeds and will be able to count on a much weaker opponent in the first round. And although Poland’s second racket is not considered a clay play specialist, this year the spread will only work in his favour. This may lead to another promotion in the ranking.
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Magda Linette returns to Paris
The fact that Linette hasn’t been able to win two consecutive matches on clay this season is a bit worrying. However, the peculiarity of the Grand Slam tournament means that this time it will have to face potentially weaker opponents, so advancing to the second round and equalizing the result from last year should be the duty of our competitor.
This is enough to open up a great opportunity for her. Each successive victory in Paris will increase our tennis player’s score and it is likely that she will soon return to the top twenty. It all depends on how he deals with lower ranked players. In Australia, it started seedless and caused sensation after sensation. This time the roles will be reversed and Linette will be among the same seed. How you use it is up to her.
Her victory in the first round will keep her from the 45 points she won last year. The third round will give her another 45 points, and more victories will mean a significant strengthening of her position in the WTA rankings. The distance to rivals in the top twenty is not great, so it will be especially beneficial to take advantage of playing with weaker opponents at the beginning of the tournament.
Maintaining last year’s score seems to be the minimum goal, especially when Linette basically has nothing to lose and can only use her place in the rankings and slightly increase her achievements. Even if you don’t feel as good on clay, a top-ranking player should aspire to play at least the fourth round, regardless of the surface. And that should be the Poznanese’s real goal for the next two weeks, as she will compete with the best in the world on the courts of Roland Garros in Paris.
Let us remind you that on the main staircase we will see as many as three representatives of Poland. Iga Świątek will be ranked 1 and will be the main candidate for final success. Linette is also seeded, and Magdalena Fręch will complete the composition of the Polish team.