Former world No. 4 Sam Stosur thinks Iga Swiatek is the absolute French Open and doesn't think that the Pole will be bothered by the fact that she heads to Roland Garros without a loss since February. Swiatek has won her last 28 matches and some think it may put an enormous pressure on her at Roland Garros.
However, Stosur doesn't agree with that as she has dismissed the idea that the Pole would have benefited from a recent loss. "If you're winning back-to-back titles, you're feeling incredible, that confidence grows," Stosur told the Australian Open website.
Swiatek has been absolutely dominant over the last three months and pressure doesn't seem to be getting to her.
Stosur agrees with that sentiment.
"It doesn't matter what's going on, you're going to step out onto that court and think that you're going to win every single match.
And I think that (feeling) is just building and building and building. "Any small weakness, or any small bit of doubt, is getting erased every time she steps on court with another win. "I think it's pretty hard to go past someone who's been so dominant for the last couple of months on tour ...
and winning a lot of these matches relatively comfortably”. Stosur: Ons Jabeur could maybe be a threat to Swiatek Besides Swiatek, Jabeur has also had a strong clay season. After winning her maiden WTA 1000 title in Madrid, Jabeur ended runner-up to Swiatek in the Rome final.
"I think Ons Jabeur is one of those names you've definitely got to throw into the mix to potentially vie for the title, given she won Madrid and then made final of Rome, and is having a great year. It's kind of a fairy-tale story, given what she's achieving on the world stage from Tunisia," Stosur said.
"Besides Ons, there's no player I think at the moment that has kind of said, I'm a potential for the French. But it's Roland Garros, it's a Grand Slam, and there's always something random that happens. And somebody makes it through that you don't expect”.