Iga Swiatek made history in Roland Garros by becoming the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam title. Although the young woman from 19 years He always had big dreams, winning the title at Roland Garros has taken him a long time. “Basically, I was in shock for the next three days. I could not say my emotions, because not even I understood them ”, confessed Swiatek to the BBC.
He entered Roland Garros with the ranking 54 and ended up as the champion with the ranking lowest in the history of “Major” from Paris. She also became the second non-seeded player since Jelena Ostapenko, three years ago, to win the crown. Playing smartly and hitting with confidence, Swiatek swept the competition. She did not lose more than five games in any of her seven matches, including the final in which she beat the Australian Open champion, the American Sofia Kenin, by 6-4, 6-1.
The Polish tennis player keeps trying to to digest his success, which he tries to get used to and return to normal life.
“It’s crazy here. I feel that my life changed completely And I’m trying to get used to it I left a Poland different from the one I came back to, because right now I am popular ”, added. When asked if she would like to constantly live with fame, the champion said: “Right now it’s quite overwhelming. It’s actually one of the things I worked for, and I’d really appreciate it if I could have any influence on tennis in Poland ”.
The big four”
Swiatek, campeona Wimbledon Junior just two years ago, he attributes his discipline and success to his father’s teachings Tomasz, who represented Poland in remo during the 1988 Seoul Olympics. “I always wanted to win all four Grand Slams and have a olympic medal. I always thought of it as a dream. When i won the French Open, stopped being so distant for me “, be sincere.