'The winner will be the one who gets hot' - Martina Navratilova predicts Us Open 2022 winner and it's not Iga Swiatek

‘The winner will be the one who gets hot’ – Martina Navratilova predicts Us Open 2022 winner and it’s not Iga Swiatek

Since the decline of Serena Williams, women’s tennis has seen the rise and fall of many players. Most Grand Slams have seen surprises or new winners. As the US Open approaches, 18-time Grand Slam winner Martina Navratilova gave him a prediction on who might be the winner of the tournament.

According to Navratilova, there will be no surprises like last year when Emma Raducanu won the title. However, there is always the possibility of a first winner who has been playing well lately. She mentioned names like Madison Keys and Coco Gauff as potential first-time US Open winners.

Coco Gauff and Emma Raducanu (Credit: Twitter)

According WTAsaid Navratilova, “This time I don’t think we’ll have a surprise winner, but maybe another first time. [major] winner. Like Madison Keys, who made the semifinals in Cincinnati. It’s the best she has played since the start of the season. Maybe Coco Gauff, the way she plays too.

The former Czech-American tennis player also put the defending champion among the favorites. She says, “Winner will be whoever gets hot. Maybe Emma Raducanu again. I wouldn’t pass that on to her.

Martina Navratilova says Simona Halep has potential to win US Open

Simona Halep had a pretty disappointing season, but improved when she won the Canadian Open. Her victory in Toronto put her back among the favorites for the US Open. Even Navratilova called her victory possible.

Serena Williams and Simona Halep
Serena Williams and Simona Halep. (Twitter) Halep

She says, “She hits the ball well, but the courts here are fast. She struggled in New York with the crowds, all that New York vibe. She is more of a calm person, suitable for Wimbledon or the French Open. Yeah, she’s definitely a possibility, there’s no doubt.

As the US Open searches for a new winner, all eyes will be on Serena Williams’ retirement. Navratilova will be busy as a studio analyst for Amazon’s Prime Video coverage. It will be exciting to see who succeeds Serena in New York.

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