Polish football superstar Robert Lewandowski congratulated Iga Swiatek on the masterclass performance she delivered in the French Open final. On Saturday, Swiatek saw off Cori Gauff 6-1 6-3 to win her second Grand Slam at the French Open.
Swiatek, 21, lifted her maiden Grand Slam crown at Roland Garros in 2020. Two years later, Swiatek captured her second Major glory on the same courts where she won her maiden Grand Slam title. Swiatek has now won her last 35 matches and th French Open title was her sixth consecutive in 2022.
"What a match! Congratulations Iga, you did it," Lewandowski captioned his Instagram post.
Swiatek now more experinenced than she was in 2020
The difference between the 2020 French Open and this year's French Open was that Swiatek was much more experienced this time than she was in 2020.
Three weeks ago when Swiatek arrived to Paris, she knew exactly what would it take for her to win it all. "I'm more aware of how it is to win a Grand Slam and what it takes and how every puzzle has to come together and basically every aspect of the game has to work," Swiatek said.
"With that awareness, I was even more happy and even more proud of myself, because in 2020 it was all, I just felt that I'm lucky, you know. This time I felt like I really did the work." Swiatek hasn't lost since February and after every match she gets asked about her stunning strek.
Swiatek gave her absolute best to lower the pressure and stress before the French Open final versus Gauff. "I try to treat [a final] as any other match, which is pretty hard and kind of not possible, because there are always going to be a bigger amount of stress," Swiatek said.