Jasmine Paolini: 'I have lived the best days of my life'

Paolini's first words after the Roland Garros final

by Simone Brugnoli
Jasmine Paolini: 'I have lived the best days of my life'
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Iga Swiatek proved once again to be the strongest of all in Paris and triumphed at Roland Garros for the fourth time - the third consecutive - beating Jasmine Paolini in the final. The Italian can still be proud of the continuous steps forward made in recent months and the level expressed throughout the tournament.

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From next Monday she will be the new number seven in the WTA ranking: an incredible achievement that will allow her to look to the future with optimism and believe in herself more and more.

Jasmine Paolini is proud

"Hello everyone. Thank you for coming. I enjoyed playing on this court today. Iga, congratulations. Playing against you is the most complicated challenge in tennis right now.

Congratulations also to your team, you are doing an incredible job. I also thank my team, my family and all the people who are in my box. You always believe in me and I want to say thank you. I am living the best days of my life, but it is not over yet because tomorrow I have the final in the doubles tournament with Sara Errani.

These are intense days and I am happy and proud of myself. Thanks to all the Italians who are here for me”. Jasmine Paolini said during the award ceremony, recalling the big date that will see her and Errani play for the doubles title.

Swiatek, for her part, had beautiful words for the 28-year-old. "Congratulations on an extraordinary tournament, Jasmine. It is impressive the way you played in Paris and with your tennis you can do so much, especially on clay.

I hope to play more Slam finals against you. Congratulations also to your team. I thank my family and my team: without them I would not be here. It is not easy to stand by me and support me week after week. I love this place and look forward to coming back every year.

I almost lost in the second round, it was a very emotional tournament. Also thanks to the people back home, like my relatives, I was able to win.”

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