New world No. 1 Iga Swiatek enjoyed a stunning start to the year on hard and now she is hoping to do well during the clay season. Swiatek, who lifted her first Grand Slam title at the French Open in 2020, has also become a dominant force on hard.
On Saturday, Swiatek defeated Naomi Osaka 6-4 6-0 in the Miami Masters final to lift her third consecutive title. Swiatek will now be a top favorite to win the Masters events in Madrid and Rome, as well as the French Open.
"It's just more fun for me to play on clay, and I always have that extra motivation before Roland Garros, so I'm pretty sure it's going to happen also this year, and I'm just gonna be working hard. But the results we are going to see.
I can't promise anything," Swiatek said, per Tennis Majors.
Swiatek on her future
Swiatek, who won Doha and Indian Wells before coming to Miami, is now on a 17-match winning streak. "I don't know where is the limit.
For sure there is a lot to improve," Swiatek said. After completing the Sunshine Double, Swiatek admitted she felt relieved. "At the end, I mean, I felt relief. Also a little bit of, I don't know, I was surprised that I could actually handle all these matches.
I had, you know, many doubts during this tournament," Swiatek admitted. The past few weeks helped Swiatek learn a couple of new things about herself. "I learned a lot about myself, that I can keep going, and really I don't need to feel like 100 percent on points to win matches against great players," Swiatek said.
"I can trust myself a little bit more right now. I really used that streak to have more confidence, and also the ranking."