Grand Slam winner tips ‘the boss’ Iga Swiatek to shine at French Open
Two-time Grand Slam winner Amelie Mauresmo has praised world number one Iga Swiatek labelling her “the boss”, adding that the Pole is leading a new era in women’s tennis.
Iga Swiatek has been in scintillating form as she boasts 37 wins to just 3 losses so far in 2022. The 20-year-old has won four of the five WTA 1000 title’s available this season – with her missing the Madrid Open due to injury.
Most recently, the woman from Warsaw last week extended her unbeaten run to 28 successive wins as she successfully defended her Italian Open title.
By reaching 28 matches unbeaten, the world number one surpassed Serena Williams’ 2014-15 streak of 27 wins to hold the fourth longest WTA victory run in the 21st century.
Should Swiatek claim a second Roland Garros triumph next month she would match that Venus run of 35 consecutive match wins.
Reflecting on the Swiatek’s dominance, French Open tournament director Amelie Mauresmo praised the performances of the world number one stating that there now is a new era in women’s tennis, headed by Swiatek, Ons Jabeur and Naomi Osaka.
Speaking exclusively to Eurosport, Mauresmo told reporters, “What Iga [Swiatek] has been showing us for the last few months, it’s clear that she’s the boss.
“I think we are seeing the rise of this new generation. Swiatek, Naomi Osaka if she manages to find her consistency at the highest level, Ons Jabeur who also has a completely different game.
“I hope that the spectators of Roland-Garros will be able to appreciate it. Women’s tennis has been criticised for several years for its stereotypical style of play.
“I think that a new era is starting.”
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