French Open tournament director Amelie Mauresmo has dropped a major praise on Iga Swiatek, calling the Pole "the boss." Swiatek, 20, has been dominating the WTA Tour for the past three months as she has won her last 28 matches.
Last week, Swiatek won Rome and that was her fifth consecutive title. Swiatek replaced the now retired Ashleigh Barty from the top spot in early April and she is now the face of the women's game. “What Iga [Swiatek] has been showing us for the last few months, it’s clear that she’s the boss," Mauresmo told Eurosport, per Tennishead.
“I think we are seeing the rise of this new generation. Swiatek, Naomi Osaka if she manages to find her consistency at the highest level, Ons Jabeur who also has a completely different game. I hope that the spectators of Roland-Garros will be able to appreciate it.
Women’s tennis has been criticised for several years for its stereotypical style of play. I think that a new era is starting”.
Swiatek sets her eyes on the French Open glory
Swiatek has been so dominant over the last three months that she is now considered as the absolute favorite for the French Open title.
Even before Swiatek reached her current heights, she experienced success at the French Open. In 2020, Swiatek became a Grand Slam champion after winning the French Open. Now, Swiatek heads to the French Open on a 28-match winning streak and as the top favorite for the title.
"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 failed to win the Australian Open earlier this year and she will certainly be determined to win her second major at the French Open.