18-time major champion is very high on 20-year-old Aryna Sabalenka
“I have no reason to believe that Sabalenka will not win more than one Grand Slam,” said Evert in a conference call to promote ESPN's television coverage of the 2019 Australian Open. “Why? I see two things. I see hunger and I see boldness. Whether that’s fearlessness or what. It’s tied up, the boldness, fearlessness, confidence. That’s her swagger, I see that. I also see hunger. Like this girl wants it. You can see it in her eyes. She’s pretty intense.”
The WTA has seen eight different Slam winners over the last two seasons, marking the first time the WTA has seen four different Slam winners in back-to-back seasons since 1938.
Evert things that in Sabalenka, who is still just 20 years old and currently ranked 11 in the world, the WTA may have a new dominant force.
“To me, those ingredients, the fact that she has the skill set and the talent she does, she will win more than one Grand Slam in the next few years,” Evert said. “That’s my take on her.”