World No. 1 Iga Swiatek plans to stick to her normal routine at the French Open and adds she is trying not to put too much pressure on herself because of her current streak of 28 consecutive wins. Swiatek enters the French Open as the clear favorite as she hasn't had a loss in three months and she has been absolutely dominant since late February.
On Sunday, Swiatek defeated Ons Jabeur in the Rome final 6-2 6-2. It was her 28th consecutive title and a fifth title in a row. "Well, I think the key is going to be just doing the same stuff I did before. Right now, at these tournaments, I already faced a lot of pressure.
So hopefully the different kind of pressure that we have at a Grand Slam isn't going to overwhelm me," Swiatek told the WTA insider podcast.
Swiatek sets eyes on a second French Open title
In 2020, Swiatek became a Grand Slam champion after winning the French Open.
Swiatek could match Venus Williams' record of 35 consecutive wins if she wins the French Open. "But I'm trying to accept that the streak someday is going to finish. It's physically and mentally hard to keep doing the same job every week because we are also humans," Swiatek added.
"So I'm just going to try to find a little bit more distance to it and just treat the Grand Slam as any other tournament and maybe enjoying what's around a little bit more. Enjoying that we have one day off between matches because here it was pretty intense and I didn't even get to see Rome.
So in Paris, I hope it's going to be different." Swiatek has been winning a lot lately but the most impressive thing is how she has been winning. Swiatek has played nine matches this clay season and in only one match she dropped a set.