"Serena's serve, Swiatek's mental strength, Navratilova's volley's" Kim Clijsters builds the perfect player
Clijsters joined the US Open tennis podcasts where she discussed current topics and headlines in tennis while also building her perfect tennis players taking parts from other current and former tennis players. Just like in a tennis match, they started from the serve and she said 'Serena's.
Asked about the return she said:
"Maybe I'll take mine. That's maybe the one. I just trusted my instinct of reading my opponent's serve, which is something I felt very comfortable with. So let me just keep that confidence in that shot."
Moving on she continued:
Swiatek won't return to action until Wimbledon after withdrawal from bett1open Berlin due to shoulder discomfort
"I mean Ashleigh Barty, to me, comes close to the perfect tennis player. Let me just go, maybe back a generation and I'm going to go with Steffi's forehand because in my childhood, that was like the shot that I wanted to hit. I wanted to have the footwork to run around. So I'm going to use Steffi's forehand."
"I played legends and I played doubles against Navratilova. I mean, she was already older when I played her and was still incredible. I will pick Martina's volleys."
And finally she picked Swiatek's mental toughness:
"I think I'm going to take, just to have like a current player, I'm going to take Iga. Yeah just with what she's been doing, for the last year, especially recently. Just the mental aspect of her improving her game to where it is now and how much dedication and how much passion and motivaton and everything that takes, and mental strength that takes. She just has it together there right? And yes, I'll take that part of her."