Tennis News: Chris Evert, Iga Swiatek and Sebastian Korda

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Chris Evert just makes every room she enters a happier place, it seems. She is also super excited about the upcoming WTA Finals, per a recent social media post. The WTA finals will be held in Cancun, Mexico from October 29 to November 5 and will feature the most successful eight WTA players of 2023.

Chris Evert will be at the event, though. She might even make her way to the broadcast booth to call a match or seven. But just having her around the event means the WTA Finals will be handled with class and elegance and experience.

Chris Evert also recently wanted to reconfirm that she thinks transgender athletes should be included in women’s sports. The issue has come up more recently because Evert’s good friend, all-time tennis great Martina Navratilova, has been so outspoken about transgender athletes not being included in women’s sporting events. But there is a more specific issue on this and that is simply fairness.

Evert recently tweeted, “I prioritize fairness in women’s sports. I have always supported Martina (Navratilova) on this…” The point there is that while having transgender people feel welcome everywhere that doesn’t mean any event should be skewed toward the transgender athlete.

Chris Evert tweets out in support and Iga Swiatek makes a mini-comeback

Iga Swiatek seemed to be getting lost recently on the WTA tour. She lost her top ranking to Aryna Sabalenka and then lost her US Open crown to Coco Gauff. While the world was finding a new love for Gauff, Swiatek might have been thinking, “I haven’t gone away and I am still great!”

Swiatek proved she hasn’t gone anywhere by winning the China Open last week. Along the way, she stopped Gauff’s 16-match win streak and dominated the American 6-2 6-3. Swiatek could get back to being No. 1 very soon and show again that she is the best, and most consistent, player on the WTA tour.

Sebastian Korda makes his mark

Daniil Medvedev is one of the best players on the ATP tour, but he has to wish that he doesn’t face American Sebastian Korda anytime soon. Korda has now beaten Medvedev twice in 2023 and Korda destroyed Medvedev at the current Rolex Shanghai Masters this past weekend. Morda won 7-6 6-2.

Korda is just 23 years old but one of many good American players trying to move up the rankings. He is currently 26 on the tour. But after recent success against Medvedev, Korda could have gained enough confidence to get near the top 10 sometime in 2024.

Next. A new Navratilova and Evert documentary could be on the way soon. dark