Photo: Iga Swiatek arrives in Paris, asks for French Open doubles partner

Swiatek hints she may be interested in playing doubles at this year's French Open as well.

by Dzevad Mesic
Photo: Iga Swiatek arrives in Paris, asks for French Open doubles partner
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World No. 1 Iga Swiatek announced her arrival to Paris in quite a way as the Pole took to Instagram to ask if someone is willing to play doubles with her at the French Open.

On Saturday, Swiatek won her second title of this clay season after beating Aryna Sabalenka to complete back-to-back wins in Madrid and Rome. 

After going 14-1 in her three tournaments leading up to the French Open, Swiatek is now hoping to complete a three-peat at Roland Garros and win her overall fourth French Open title. 

But Swiatek may have some other plans than just defending her singles title at Roland Garros. 

"Hello Paris! Looking for a friendly partner to play doubles with. Who's in town?" Swiatek captioned her Instagram Story.

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Iga Swiatek © Iga Swiatek - Instagram

Is Swiatek serious about playing doubles at the French Open?

Over the last few years, Swiatek has been heavily focused on singles as she hasn't appeared in a women's doubles match since 2021 October. When it comes to mixed doubles, the situation is a bit different there as Swiatek has had appearances with Hubert Hurkacz when representing Poland at the United Cup.

Since Swiatek has already played 15 matches this clay season, she is likely joking about playing doubles as well but it will be interesting to see if she indeed decides to play in either women's or mixed doubles.

But one thing is certain - Swiatek feels very confident going into her French Open title defense.

"Well, obviously I am confident. I feel like I'm playing great tennis. But it doesn't change the fact that I really want to stay humble and really focused on getting everything step by step. Grand Slams are different. There is different pressure on the court and off the court," Swiatek said after winning Rome.

"For sure, I love to come to Paris again and be there. It's a great place for me to be. I really enjoy my time there anyway.

"These are hard seven matches that you need to win, so I don't take anything for granted. I'll just work hard as I did in Madrid and Rome and we'll see."

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