Iga Swiatek's completeness surprises everyone

World number one Iga Swiatek continues to confirm her dominance

by Simone Brugnoli
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Iga Swiatek's completeness surprises everyone
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World number one Iga Swiatek continues to confirm her dominance on the ladies professional circuit, a player who claimed her third consecutive title at Roland Garros on Saturday after beating Italy's Jasmine Paolini, which was her fourth French Open trophy and fifth career Grand Slam.

"This victory means a lot, the tournament was surreal from the beginning, with a second round where we all know what happened, when I was 1-4 in the third set against Naomi Osaka. From there I managed to improve my game in every match and I'm very, very proud of myself, there were a lot of expectations and a lot of pressure but I'm happy to have overcome everything," analyzed the best player on the planet.

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The Warsaw native only gave herself 11 games on her way to glory, which ratifies her impressive dominance over the rest of the WTA circuit.

Now, after the triumph in Paris and with the Olympic Games in her sights, the Polish tennis player will seek to grow on a surface on which she has not obtained great results so far, the grass, which will culminate in the third major of the competitive calendar, Wimbledon.

Iga Swiatek wants to win Wimbledon too

During a recent interview, Justine Henin reflected on Iga Swiatek: “You never know, but I think Iga can win more than I did, that’s for sure. It was always a dream of mine, ever since I was a little girl coming here to Roland Garros. What happened here in the 2003 season was something very special, that became something really powerful for me, all I dreamed of was being able to experience that feeling again and again.

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I felt like… not invincible, but something very close to that feeling,” says the Liège native, a professional since the 1999 season and retired on two occasions: first in May 2008 and then in January 2011. "They're all playing the same game these days, they all hit it really hard," Justine comments about today's rivalries.

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