‘My long-term goal and dream is to win all four Grand Slams,’ says French Open champion Iga Swiatek

French Open champion Iga Swiatek kisses Coupe Suzanne Lenglen

Newly crowned Roland Garros champion Iga Swiatek hopes her French Open success is a sign of things to come as she has set her sights on a Career Grand Slam.

The 19-year-old stunned the tennis world earlier this month when she won the title at Roland Garros as an unseeded player and she did so without dropping a set.

Swiatek, who won the Wimbledon Girls’ singles title in 2018, beat reigning Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 in the final to win not only her maiden Grand Slam, but also her first WTA Tour title.

The Pole admits her performance in the fortnight in Paris took her by surprise.

“The pressure was really high but I was playing great tennis – my level was so good that I could live with anyone,” she told Sportsmail.

“I wasn’t expecting that result. Even If I was playing my best tennis I thought I’d be able to reach the final at a maximum, but that was also shocking to me. I’m really glad that my tennis simply clicked at the French Open.”

Now that she has had a taste of success at major level, Swiatek says her long-term goal is to win the other three majors, the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

“My main goal now is to be consistent and to experience the top-10 of the rankings for a long period of time,” she said. “I struggle with consistency but my long-term goal and dream is of course to win all four Grand Slams.

“Actually I felt it was a little bit more like a dream than a goal… but it’s not a dream anymore after I’ve won the French Open!”

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