In 2020, we saw the rise of Polish tennis star Iga Swiatek. The 19-year old played some amazing tennis and she won the French Open by beating Sofia Kenin. Throughout the event, she was calm and did not get stressed during her matches. However, that wasn’t always the case for her as there was a match where stress paralyzed her. In a recent interview, she revealed it as she said,
“It was the semi-final of junior French Open in 2018. We had been preparing for this tournament for a long time. I wanted to win it, I feel my best on clay and the French Open has always been my favorite Grand Slam. I played against Caty Mcnally, I had a match point and I lost.”
Iga Swiatek in 2020
Back in 2018, Iga Swiatek was just 17 years old and many would understand why she got stressed during her match. However, 2 years later, she improved on this aspect and that led her to a dream run at the French Open.
She won the event without dropping a set and in the process, she became the first Polish woman to be a Grand Slam singles’ champion. In addition to that, she also broke into the top 2020 for the very first time. At World No. 17, she is the highest-ranked teenager in the world which is absolutely amazing. However, Iga will not want to stop there.
The Polish star wants to win more Grand Slams in her career and her next opportunity will be at the 2021 Australian Open. It is a hard-court Major and while it may not be Swiatek’s favorite surface, we all can expect here to do very well there.
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