Iga Swiatek hailed as ‘the boss’ as French Open chief Amelie Mauresmo praises ‘new era’ in women’s tennis
French Open Tournament Director Amelie Mauresmo believes there is a “new era” starting in women’s tennis with Iga Swiatek leading the way.
2020 French Open champion Swiatek has reached new heights this year as she climbed to the top of the WTA Rankings following Ashleigh Barty’s retirement, but she has since proven that is a worthy world No 1 as she has won five WTA events in a row.
She is currently on a 28-match winning streak with her run starting at the Qatar Open while she also won the Sunshine Double – the Indian Wells Open and Miami Open – the Stuttgart Open and Sunday’s Italian Open.
The 20-year-old Pole is the clear favourite to win a second trophy at Roland Garros this year and Mauresmo feels that Swiatek, along with Naomi Osaka and Ons Jabeur are steering women’s tennis into a new phase.
“What Iga has been showing us for the last few months, it’s clear that she’s the boss,” she told Eurosport.
“I think we are seeing the rise of this new generation. Swiatek, Naomi Osaka if she manages to find her consistency at the highest level, Ons Jabeur who also has a completely different game.
“I hope that the spectators of Roland-Garros will be able to appreciate it. Women’s tennis has been criticised for several years for its stereotypical style of play.
“I think that a new era is starting.”
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