Iga Swiatek eyes ‘refreshing’ stint on grass following French Open triumph
World number one Iga Swiatek has opened up about her chances of a successful grass season and, despite admitting grass is a “tricky” surface, she is confident that she can keep her winning streak going.
On Saturday, Iga Swiatek extended her unbeaten run to 35 matches, as she claimed a second Roland Garros title in three years.
The 21-year-old Pole swept aside teenager Coco Gauff in straight sets winning 6-1, 6-3.
Now, Swiatek’s attention will turn to the grass-court season as she looks to win her first grass-court title on the WTA circuit, with all nine of her previous WTA titles coming on hard court or clay.
Discussing the upcoming grass court season, Iga Swiatek said that for her game “grass is always tricky” but is looking forward to competing on grass as it is “something kind of refreshing.”
Speaking following her French Open triumph, Swiatek said she will return to Poland to recover from her Paris exertions before beginning her preparations for SW19, where she reached the fourth round last year.
“I want to stay at least a week at home, so I will do that,” she said. We have some grass-court venues, like two courts probably, maybe an hour-and-a-half from Warsaw. So I don’t know. I haven’t talked to my coach. It’s usually his decision. But I want to stay in Warsaw for a few days.
“That will be like the nicest thing for me because I have been on tour since the Fed Cup. Then I came back home for like one night. It doesn’t really count.”
“My coach believes I can win more matches on grass. I don’t know about that yet. But I would like to add like one or two.
“But honestly, grass is always tricky. I actually like the part that I have no expectations there. It’s something kind of refreshing.
“Yeah, I’m going to just prepare my best and maybe with his experiences that he had with Aga Radwanska.
“It was her favourite surface, so maybe he’s going to give me some tips that are actually going to be really helpful and I’m going to enjoy playing on grass a little bit more.”
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