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‘Iga Swiatek numbers very good going into French Open’ claims analyst

Iga Swiatek “is doing as well as last year and some things she is doing better, which is exciting” says her data analyst Mike James.

The Pole will be bidding to become the first women’s player to defend the French Open since Justine Henin in 2006. Swiatek enters Roland Garros as the eighth seed, and in fine form after destroying Karolina Pliskova 6-0 6-0 in the final of Italian Open earlier this month.

James revealed that Swiatek is producing even better numbers in certain parts of her game leading up to the French Open.

“There has been a massive improvement in her game this year. What’s exciting is that she turns 20 during the French Open, she’s recently won a 1000 and a 500 event, and she will not reach her peak for another three or four years yet. So it is a really exciting time to be involved with a Next Generation style player who can do many things.”

Women’s tennis is renowned for throwing up new Grand Slam winners, the last five winners of the French Open were winning their maiden Grand Slam title.

“My objective is to build on Iga’s numbers and on her winning patterns. Make her stronger and develop any weaknesses we see.”  James added when speaking on her long-term plans.

Swiatek will start her French Open title defence against Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan in the opening round.

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