World No. 1 Iga Swiatek has learned her potential path to the French Open title.
Swiatek will kick off her French Open campaign against a qualifier and from their on it gets tougher and tougher.
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1/32 finału: Alison Riske
1/16 finału: Liudmila Samsonova
1/8 finału: Jelena Ostapenko
1/4 finału: Karolina Pliskova
1/2 finału: Paula Badosa
Finał: Barbora Krejcikova
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If Swiatek wins her first two matches, she could meet Liudmila Samsonova in the third round. Swiatek has played nine matches this clay season and she has dropped only one set in those nine matches. Samsonova has been the only player who has managed to win a set against Swiatek this clay season as the Pole recovered from a set down to beat Samsonova in the Stuttgart semifinal.
In the last-16, Swiatek could meet 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Swiatek hasn't lost a match in three months and Ostapenko was the last player to beat the Pole. Since losing to Ostapenko in the Dubai round-of-16, Swiatek has won her last 28 matches and is bidding to win her sixth consecutive title at the French Open.
In the quarterfinal, Swiatek could meet former world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova. If Swiatek wins her first five matches, she could face Paula Badosa in the semifinal.
Swiatek could potentially meet Barbora Krejcikova in the final
The French Open final could feature 2020 French Open champion Swiatek and defending champion Krejcikova.
Swiatek enters the French Open as the absolute favorite since she hasn't lost a match in three months. Swiatek knows the pressure and expectation will be huge for her but she plans to stick to the routines that have been working well for her in recent months.
"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.