‘A Major Champion in the Waiting’ – Tennis World Hypes Up 22-Year-Old Rising Player As the Next Big Thing for American Tennis

Published 02/05/2023, 8:00 AM EST

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Today Alycia Parks will play her first-ever WTA singles final. And the whole tennis world is already hyping her up as the next biggest star in the sport, as she is on the brink of achieving an impressive milestone. Not only that, this might be the time when the whole tennis world figures out what a brilliant tennis player the 22-year-old American is. 

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The American is presently competing in the Lyon Open, and in her maiden final match, she will face the current world number five, Caroline Garcia. She had previously taken part in the Australian Open and advanced to the qualifying round but had been unable to advance further than that. 

Alycia Parks creates a buzz in the tennis world 

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The 22-year-old tennis player’s 14th straight indoor victory came in the semi-final against Maryna Zanevska, capping off a successful start to the 2023 season. Additionally, she will achieve a new career-high ranking of 62 with this semi-final triumph. More importantly, with this victory, she advances to her first WTA final. It has been a tremendous tournament for the young American star.

Now, tennis fans believe that they have found a new tennis star. And when a Twitter user listed all the above achievements of the world number 79, fans swarmed the comments section with their unique views.

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They also wished her luck for her first WTA final. A fan wrote, “Can’t wait for her to lift the trophy.” and another, “Gosh that was not easy. I’m so pleased for Parks, hoping for big things this year from her..”

Additionally, a fan wrote, “I think she is def the next big star for the USA just a major champion in the waiting.”

While a fan wrote, “Is Parks the new Osaka or the better Coco?”

Here are some more comments.

However, this was not the only occasion when she created a buzz in the tennis realm. Earlier in the same tournament, an amazing forehand shot of hers went viral and fans praised the young tennis player for her amazing shot. 

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When Parks’ forehand shot enchanted fans

During the semi-final match, the world number 79 hit an amazing forehand shot that created a huge buzz in the tennis world. Fans applauded the young tennis player for the incredible yet challenging shot she pulled off in the round of 16 of the Lyon Open. Subsequently, fans also compared the 22-year-old tennis player’s shot to that of well-known players like Nick Kyrgios and Roger Federer.

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Will the 22-year-old tennis player achieve another milestone by defeating Garcia in the final? Tell us in the comments below.

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Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.
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