Poland's Iga Swiatek has had a successful season in 2019 - reaching the finals of the WTA event in Lugano and the fourth round of the French Open. The Polish tennis star is currently ranked No. 60 in the world and says she wants to break into the Top 30 of the world rankings next year.
Speaking to Sportowefakty, Swiatek says, "I felt much better at the end of the season. It is difficult for me to say whether it is due to the fact that I have overcome a certain barrier in my mind or that I am developing physically and sportily.
For sure, when there is more order in the head, more things start to come out." Speaking about her goals for the next season, Świątek says she has three of them - the Olympic Games in Tokyo, to be in the Top 30 of the world rankings and to pass her high school diploma.
"I hope that next season I will improve my current 60th position. I would like to be in the Top 30." Swiatek's father was an Olympian himself and was part of the Seoul Games as a rower, somethiing that has inspired her.
"He told me how great the games were and that he stood in the canteen between Steffi Graf and Gabriela Sabatini. Players prepare for it for almost four years, this is their life goal." And on her high school diploma, Swiatek says, "I am aware of the fact that it may overwhelm me a bit, but I will try to arrange everything and prepare myself to be calm about the result. I tend to stress before important exams."