New world No. 6 Ons Jabeur spoke extremely highly of Iga Swiatek following the Rome final, stating that the Pole is ranked at No. 1 for a reason. Jabeur, who won Madrid a week ago, was aiming to win back-to-back WTA titles but Swiatek had other plans as she dismantled the Tunisian 6-2 6-2 in the Rome final.
Swiatek has won her last 28 matches and she will be gunning for her sixth consecutive title at the French Open. "Iga, mentally she was really good," Jabeur told WTA Insider. "She was always aggressive, always there.
No matter what the score is, always going forward, putting pressure on the other player. That I think is very important. No matter what the score is, you always have to go forward. "I noticed so many players with more experience, they play really well on the important points.
I think that's what makes the difference between players in the Top 10 and players from Top 100. "Iga is the No. 1 for a reason. She's really the leader here on tour. I personally have a lot to learn from her. Let's see.
Hopefully we'll have another match soon."
Jabeur looking forward to the French Open
Jabeur, 27, is set to make her fifth French Open main draw appearance. Jabeur made back-to-back French Open last-16 in 2020 and 2021 and she will certainly be determined to go a step further this year.
Winning Madrid and reaching the Rome final is a strong indication that Jabeur is in a great form and she will certainly be hoping to potentially win her first Grand Slam at the French Open. "I enjoy Roland Garros a lot.
I have great memories with that Grand Slam. Honestly, I didn't think about being the favorite to go there and people expecting me to do things. But it's for sure a good pressure for me. I hope I will be ready for it," Jabeur said.