Iga Swiatek Wimbledon 2021

‘I’ve achieved my goals’ asserts Iga Swiatek on year since Slam triumph


Iga Swiatek claimed her maiden Slam title at Roland Garros a year ago and is satisfied with her success on the WTA tour since the feat.

The Pole was crowned Roland Garros champion on 10th October 2020 after steamrolling her tournament opposition without dropping a set.

Swiatek has since secured a 33-12 win-loss record on the WTA tour. She has reached at least the fourth round in all four Slams since Roland Garros 2020, and has two titles to her name in 2021, including a WTA 1000 title at the Italian Open.

“For sure I’m pretty happy that I’ve reached my goals that we had at the beginning,” Swiatek expressed at an Indian Wells press conference.

“I didn’t know what to expect, playing as a Grand Slam champion, it’s always something tricky.

“We didn’t know how exactly I was going to react. But we worked really hard and then after one hard [court] tournament before the Australian Open.

“I really got stressed in my first round [match] and then I really got through that and at the Australian Open it was much better.”

Swiatek only won one match at her first tournament of the year before making it to the fourth round of the Australian Open immediately after.

“[From there] I think I kind of understood how it is playing as a Slam champion,” she continued. “It’s not that bad when you’re just focusing on the game and on tennis. You’re doing what you’ve done for the past 10 years of your life.

“So, basically I’m pretty happy that I’ve also been consistent throughout this whole season and that was my goal. Hopefully in the next seasons I’ll be able to raise my level. We’ll see how my game develops.”

Now ranked at a career-high world number four, the 20-year-old is raring to go ahead of her Indian Wells main draw debut.

As the second seed, Swiatek receives a bye to the second round. She will play Croatian Petra Martic in her first match.

Iga Swiatek Wimbledon 2021
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