World No. 1 Iga Swiatek seeked a confirmation that her 2020 French Open run wasn't a fluke and she got one this past fortnight. In 2020, Swiatek lifted her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open. Two years later, Swiatek defeated Cori Gauff in the French Open final to lift her second Grand Slam title.
After getting herself a confirmation, Swiatek admits she doesn't know what she is going to chase now. "I think I wasn't 100% conscious of that but I think I was always chasing that second Grand Slam because I always thought, 'OK, the first one happened, but the second one is confirmation that you actually know what you're doing.'
I always had huge respect for Garbiñe, Simona, there are a lot of players who won two. All these girls showed consistency throughout so many years and they were able to win two times or even more. I felt like two times winning a Grand Slam, you're really confirming you're able to do that.
So I was chasing that a little bit," Swiatek told the WTA insider podcast. "Now, I don't know what I'm going to chase. Probably I'm going to chase some good snacks today, that's all."
Swiatek wants to take some time off
The past four months have been extremely demanding for Swiatek, who has won her last 35 matches.
Swiatek now wants to take some time off to relax and we will likely see her again in action at Wimbledon. "Honestly, not forcing myself to get motivated again and not getting pumped up. Just chilling out and not thinking about competition.
I think it's gonna be enough for my brain to rest because I've been in a competition for so many days that just this, I'm going to enjoy it. It doesn't have to be something special. I'm not a party person," Swiatek said.