Aryna Sabalenka has message for Iga Swiatek, 2024 French Open champ responds

Sabalenka sent out a congratulatory message to Swiatek following the Pole's latest French Open win.

by Dzevad Mesic
Aryna Sabalenka has message for Iga Swiatek, 2024 French Open champ responds
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Aryna Sabalenka took a moment to send a classy message to Iga Swiatek, congratulating the Pole on "impressive stuff" and her fourth French Open title.

On Saturday, 23-year-old Swiatek demolished Jasmine Paolini 6-2 6-1 to seal her fourth French Open title in her sixth attempt and also complete a three-peat. Now, Swiatek is already "just" four titles away from breaking Chris Evert's all-time record of eight French Open titles. 

Also, Swiatek now has five Grand Slam titles in her collection - something that is pretty impressive considering that she just turned 23 on May 31st. 

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Sabalenka, whose French Open run ended in the quarterfinal following a shock defeat to Mirra Andreeva, reacted on Sunday to Swiatek's latest win at Roland Garros

"Wow @iga_swiatek impressive stuff. Congrats on another one," Sabalenka wrote on X.

Swiatek responds to Sabalenka's congratulatory message 

Shortly after Sabalenka posted the message, Swiatek responded: "Thank you Aryna. I appreciate it."

Meanwhile, Swiatek described her fourth French Open win as "surreal," considering that she saved a match point in the second round versus Naomi Osaka.

"This tournament has been pretty surreal with its beginning and with second round, and then I was able to get my game better and better every match," Swiatek said after sealing her fourth French Open title and her fifth Slam title..

"I'm really proud of myself, because the expectations obviously have been pretty high from the outside. Pressure, as well. I'm happy that I just went for it and I was ready to deal with all of this. Yeah, and I could win.

"Looking at the whole situation and the fact that during the finals there is sometimes a lot of pressure, I think it was a really good match.  I got broken at the beginning, so it wasn't maybe perfect, but I think the level was pretty high. It wasn't so easy as the score says. I think I played pretty well considering all these facts and the pressure."

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