"If you dropped onto the planet tonight, heard #1 is playing then it's Rybakina": Shriver makes bold statement about Rybakina-Swiatek rivalry

Pam Shriver thinks that Elena Rybakina is the player most would assume is number one in tennis by the way she has played recently after another win over Swiatek.

This is the 3rd time Rybakina played Swiatek this year and while one of those matches was an exhibition match she still won that and the other two. The Australian Open and Indian Wells are two events where Rybakina will contest the final and she's beaten Swiatek in both of them. It remains to be seen whether she can exact revenge on Sabalenka after losing to her in Australia but she's been playing really well.

After anothe impressive win over Swiatek (6-2 6-2), former player Pam Shriver took to social media to speak on the match and she said:

“If you dropped onto the planet tonight and heard #1 is playing, then it’s Rybakina."

She further added:

“Iga is not using plan B, not resisting this onslaught of power. Meanwhile looking like AO final rematch and can’t wait. #rivalry."

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