‘Are you by any chance up for a practice?’ Iga Swiatek asks Andy Murray ahead of grass campaign

Iga Swiatek interview

She has already practiced with Rafael Nadal on the clay at Roland Garros and now Iga Swiatek is hoping to get a training session on grass with Andy Murray.

Swiatek stayed on course to successfully defend her French Open title on Monday as she beat Ukrainian teenager Marta Kostyuk 6-3, 6-4 to secure her 11th straight win in Paris.

During the match two-time Wimbledon winner Murray expressed his admiration for the Pole, tweeting that he “loves watching Iga Swiatek”.

And after the match the 20-year-old replied asking the former world No 1 if he would be willing to practice on grass.

“Thank you Sir Andy! Are you by any chance up for a practice? I really need to improve my skills on grass,” she wrote.

Swiatek had a practice session with 20-time Grand Slam winner Nadal before the French Open got underway.

“It was great,” she revealed later. “It wasn’t a surprise because I had to prepare. Write some small topics, not to have awkward silence. But Rafa is really, really great. He’s a really nice guy. Even though I am pretty introverted, it was really fun for me.”

She added: “Obviously I got to feel his forehand, which was great, and his topspin. That was a whole new experience for me. It gave me a lot of positive energy. It was really a huge inspiration for me.

“It’s really nice to see such a champion being normal off court, and also telling jokes and being a little bit sarcastic. It’s really, really nice. He’s the guy that everybody can take something for themselves.”

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