Swiatek Roland Garros

‘I can finally believe I’ve won a Grand Slam’- Swiatek adjusting to life in the spotlight

French Open champion Iga Swiatek is slowly adjusting to life in the spotlight after winning her maiden Grand Slam title in Paris less than two weeks ago.


Swiatek’s victory at the tournament saw her win her first ever WTA Title, having made her WTA debut just last year, and also saw her become the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title.

A record 1.6 million people in Poland watched her straight-sets win over Sofia Kenin at Roland Garros and in an interview with the Daily Mail, Swiatek revealed she had been in high demand following her return to the country.

She said: “On Wednesday, I was on air from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. It’s been crazy back in Poland.”

The teenager also said that it was taking some time for her to deal with the attention generated from her triumph, though that the reality of winning one of the biggest titles in the sport was sinking in.

Swiatek said: I’m getting more and more popular so I’m still trying to get used to that.

“I can finally get my thoughts together and I can finally believe I’ve won a Grand Slam.”

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