Many have praised Swiatek for what she has been able to do this year. From incredible consistency (winning 30+ matches in a row) to being able to produce her best when it matters the most. The Polish player has been the best player in the world by far and the rankings paint a very clear picture of how dominant she has been.
Petra Kvitova explained it in a similar way to Wilander who said that her game doesn't really resemble anybody on the Tour and he could see her dominate this year for a while. Kvitova seems to agree saying ahead of her Ostrava match:
World No.1 Swiatek ready and rested for Ostrava: "coming back after winning a Grand Slam is always tricky. Tennis-wise I feel that I'm ready"
"Iga had an amazing season, won two Grand Slams and became number one in the world. Definitely deserved, because she just plays a different game than the rest of the girls and thanks to that she gained domination."
"You probably don't see it on TV, but she's very fast, reads the game very well, knows how to position herself properly for each ball. In addition, she is very good in defense, which makes it simply difficult to win single points or whole games with her:"
Swiatek said before the event that she hopes many fans from Poland will come due to the proximity of the border and Kvitova seems to agree:
"I hope Czech fans will be better than Polish fans! We could have some rivalry here. I think that many fans from Poland will come, for them Ostrava is actually just around the corner. It will definitely be good for the whole tournament."