‘My long-term goal and dream is to win all four Grand Slams,’ says French Open champion Iga Swiatek
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.
🤪When the lights go out… This is how happy we were right after the ceremony. Thank you guys for the best support a player could get. And for providing me daily dose of fun.🤪 #teamswiatek #rg2020 pic.twitter.com/iZMMMlC7SE
— Iga Świątek (@iga_swiatek) October 13, 2020
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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