Iga Swiatek makes deeply honest revelation regarding her 2023 French Open win



by DZEVAD MESIC

Iga Swiatek makes deeply honest revelation regarding her 2023 French Open win
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Iga Swiatek admits she is just happy that she was able to play at the French Open because she had "a quite serious injury" at the French Open and added that "not everything depended on me." On May 17th, world No 1 Swiatek took on Elena Rybakina in the Rome quarterfinal.

During the second set of their match, Swiatek pulled her leg and required a medical timeout after losing the set. Swiatek continued the match but retired early in the third set due to a right thigh injury. Initially, there were fears that Swiatek may not be able to play at the French Open.

Fortunately, Swiatek was able to recover in time for the French Open and defend her title at Roland Garros. Although Swiatek's condition wasn't the greatest, she still managed to win her third French Open title this year after beating Karolina Muchova in the final.

“At Roland Garros, not everything depended on me. I had quite a serious injury. I'm glad I managed to take part in it at all," Swiatek told Radio One’s Cezary Gurjew.

What Swiatek said after her 2023 French Open win?

After beating Muchova in a tight three-setter to win her third French Open title and her fourth Grand Slam title, Swiatek gave credit to her strength and conditioning coach Maciej Ryszczuk for doing his best to help her overcome the injury and be ready to play at Roland Garros.

"You know, whole team effort also, you know, Maciej taking care of my health and actually managing these, you know, little injuries that happened. We know, you know, that it's going to happen in sport, but he's the reason basically I was able to compete, both after, you know, Indian Wells, I came back really quickly, and after Rome, as well.

So really shout-out to the team, because without them, I wouldn't be here," Swiatek said in her press conference after the 2023 French Open final.

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