Iga Swiatek got dominant milestons at Roland Garros

WTA No.1 is destroying all records in Paris: could she really dream to match Rafael Nadal's record?

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Iga Swiatek got dominant milestons at Roland Garros
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"I love this tournament very much. Every year I can't wait to go back. It was really very exciting. I thank all the people who work around me with my heart. To my family, for supporting me. Thanks to them that today I can playing at this level. And finally to all the people who made this tournament possible, to my Polish compatriots and the French crowd. Congratulations on your wonderful tournament Jasmine, and congratulations to your team: I was impressed with the way you played. in these two weeks and I hope to play many more matches against you in the last rounds of other tournaments."

The words and the emotion shared during the awards ceremony make it clear the thousand nuances of a champion like Iga Swiatek. The Pole is queen again in Paris, for the 4th time in her career. Dreaming of Rafael Nadal's 14 titles may remain just a dream, but it doesn't necessarily have to be a utopia. Jasmine Paolini had to surrender to the greatness of the Polish champion, who once again demonstrated her superiority on clay, on which she seems to have no rivals.

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Swiatek is the youngest player to win 4 Roland Garros. Better than legends like Steffi Graf and Chris Evert who only achieved this milestone after the age of 25. The Polish girl achieved all this at just 23 years old. But there is another fact that explains Swiatek's dominance on clay courts. During this edition of Roland Garros, Iga lost only 11 games, from the 4th round until the title. Numbers never seen in Paris. To read such data we need to move to other tournaments, such as the US Open and Wimbledon, where Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert achieved such results.

When a star dies, a young star is already ready to rise, a proverb said. Just when Rafael Nadal is about to end his incredible career, the Parisian Slam has discovered a new ruler. Which aims to write his name for a long time to come. Thanks to this success, Swiatek has set new goals that could hardly be broken.

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