Iga Swiatek celebrates with ‘lots of tiramisu’ as she soaks up ‘pretty surreal’ five titles in a row
She said she would “celebrate with a lot of tiramisu” after her latest WTA Tour singles title and that is exactly what Iga Swiatek did after her Italian Open success.
The Pole is in the form of her life as she swept aside Madrid Open champion Ons Jabeur in the Rome final to take her winning streak to 28 matches with the Italian trophy also her fifth consecutive title as she also won the Stuttgart Open, Miami Open, Indian Wells Open and Qatar Open.
“Today I’m going to celebrate with a lot of tiramisu, no regrets,” the world No 1 said.
She added: “I just felt huge relief… I was just really happy that I could cope with all the pressure and expectations so well. I have emotional reactions, but this one was probably the most emotional after winning the title.
“I mean, why not? It’s a week of tension and stress. Finally letting go (after that), for me that’s okay.”
And later she posted a picture of her tiramisu celebrations.
— Iga Świątek (@iga_swiatek) May 15, 2022
Swiatek is only the fourth player since 2000 to win five consecutive tournaments with Venus Williams (2000), Justine Henin (2007-2008) and Serena Williams (2003) to have achieved the feat.
“It’s pretty hard to describe it ’cause all these tournaments that I’ve won seem pretty surreal right now,” she said.
“I feel like just continuing the same things that I did before really was the key to that. It’s pretty weird because you may think every tournament, that it takes something more. But I’m pretty happy with my solid game. I was able to just play good and also improve during the tournament.”
Next up is the French Open and the 20-year-old will be the firm favourite to lift a second trophy at Roland Garros having won the title in 2020.
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