Iga Swiatek has record numbers as ruler at the Roland Garros

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Iga Swiatek has record numbers as ruler at the Roland Garros
Iga Swiatek has record numbers as ruler at the Roland Garros

Twelve consecutive victories at the Roland Garros. Since 2020, Iga Swiatek has lost only one match in Paris, against Maria Sakkari in the quarterfinals of the 2021 edition. The Pole world no.1 is the fourth youngest tennis player to achieve this goal, with Monica Seles, Steffi Graff and Chris Evert better than her.

In this edition of the French Open, Swiatek has conceded only fifteen games, the first of her to leave so few since Conchita Martinez in 1995. The last set lost dates back to the round of 16 of the last edition. She has already made four bagels: there are thirteen in total in 2023 alone.

Today Iga will play her third semifinal in Paris. Better than her, in the first five participations in the French Open, only Chris Evert and Monica Seles. The Pole will therefore have the possibility of reaching the final at the Roland Garros for the second consecutive year, the third of her career.

To achieve the important goal, Swiatek will have to deal with a Beatriz Haddad, player Maia in great shape.

Iga's words

In the press conference, Iga told: "I am happy that I was solid in the important moments and that I reached the semifinals again at the Roland Garros.

It's a great result no matter how the tournament ends. The semifinal is really a great result. Playing the tournament as the defending champion puts a lot of pressure on you. I don't think about the title already, especially when I play a Grand Slam tournament.

I'm happy to show my continuity at Roland Garros and play well every year." The Brazilian won her only precedent in Toronto in 2022: "She's certainly a fighter, she showed it again today. I'll have to be ready. I've never played against her on clay.

I will focus on myself. You have to play every point 100% against her. We played in Toronto, the surface is different, so we'll see." Swiatek pushed herself to the semifinals without worries and literally dominated every game.

A prospect that does not seem to worry her in view of her upcoming commitments: "I'm not worried about that. I can play well regardless of the result."

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