Iga Swiatek, Paula Badosa confirm where they plan to start grass season



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Iga Swiatek, Paula Badosa confirm where they plan to start grass season

Iga Swiatek and Paula Badosa have signed up to play Berlin and that will be their first grass tournament. Swiatek, 20, is set to debut on the grass courts of Berlin as she has no previous appearances at the tournament. Like Swiatek, 24-year-old Badosa also doesn't have any previous appearances at the German grass-court event.

Swiatek and Badosa have established themselves as one of the best players in the world and both will be looking to clinch their first big grass results this grass season.

Both Swiatek and Badosa reached the Wimbledon last-16 last year, but apart from that, have no other notable results on the grass surface. The Berlin event kicks off on June 13.

Swiatek, Badosa aiming to become Grand Slam champions

Both Swiatek and Badosa have one more tournament to play before the grass season - French Open.

Swiatek and Badosa are considered among top favorites for the French Open title - especially Swiatek - who many consider as the dominant favorite for the French Open title. Swiatek is currently on a 28-match winning streak.

The pressure and expectation will be huge on Swiatek at the French Open but she will try to approach the tournament the same way she has been approaching any other tournaments in recent weeks. "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 said on the WTA insider podcast. "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."