Iga Swiatek comments on her 2024 Australian Open chances

Swiatek, 22, will be aiming for her first Australian Open win in January.

by Dzevad Mesic
Iga Swiatek comments on her 2024 Australian Open chances
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Iga Swiatek admits she would love to complete a Career Grand Slam one day but at the same time does not want to be putting major pressure and expectations on her to become an Australian Open champion in January. Swiatek, who turned 22 in May, is a four-time Grand Slam champion, having won three French Open and US Open title.

In January, Swiatek could potentially win her fifth Grand Slam title and her first Australian Open title. If that happens, Swiatek will be just a Wimbledon title away from completing the prestigious Career Grand Slam. "To be honest, most of my goals are when I look at the next year or the next season, and yet they are not related to the result, because most often I want my form to be stable for most of the season, to introduce things into my game that It wasn't there before and I just wanted to develop as a player and for my tennis to be more varied.

But overall, throughout my career, I would love to win every Grand Slam and without a doubt, that is the goal. But it's not the kind of goal where I say to myself, well, it has to happen this year, right? Still, I still have some time," Swiatek said in an interview with Grupa PZU.

How Swiatek has done at the Australian Open?

In a couple of weeks, Swiatek will be making her sixth consecutive main draw appearance at Melbourne Park.

So far, Swiatek's best Australian Open result has been the semifinal she reached in 2022. Two years ago, Swiatek made her first semifinal at Melbourne Park before losing to Danielle Collins. In the other four appearances, Swiatek made the round-of-16 three times and lost in the second round in her tournament debut in 2019.

In 2023, Swiatek was beaten by Jelena Ostapenko in the Australian Open round-of-16. At the 2024 Australian Open, Swiatek will undoubtedly be one of the top favorites for the title.

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