Indianapolis, Indiana: Caitlin Clark, the WNBA’s most highly anticipated rookie, is facing immense pressure as she embarks on her professional career.

Iowa's Caitlin Clark joins Sue Bird on her ESPN+ show, 'Sue's Places'

Widely regarded as one of the most promising female players of all time, Clark enjoyed a stellar collegiate career at the University of Iowa, averaging 27.0 points per game and leading the Hawkeyes to the NCAA Tournament.

However, the transition to the WNBA has presented new challenges for Clark. After five games, Clark’s Indiana Fever remains winless, and Clark herself is struggling to adjust to the highest level of women’s professional basketball.

WNBA legend Sue Bird has come out in support of Clark, acknowledging the immense pressure the rookie is facing. “Arguably the most pressure that any women’s player has ever had coming into the WNBA,” Bird stated.

Despite the pressure, Bird believes in Clark’s ability and expects her to overcome the initial hurdles. “She’s a special player and will learn how to compete with the best in the world,” Bird asserted.

Clark is also aware of the pressure on her shoulders, but she remains undeterred. “I know I’m going to face challenges,” Clark shared. “But I’m ready for it and I believe in myself.”

Only time will tell if Clark can live up to the high expectations. However, there is no denying that she is a special talent with the potential to become one of the WNBA’s brightest stars in the future.