Iga Swiatek had made her name in tennis as a clay specialist but now she has exceeded everyone’s expectations after sealing the title at the US Open championship. She became the first Polish woman to win this title. She holds the World No. 1 ranking and will continue to do so for some time as she has gained enough points this season to establish her dominance.
The Pole defeated Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur in straight sets to win the US Open trophy after a tough hard-court season that lasted a couple of weeks. Recently, World No.1, Swiatek discussed various aspects of her recent win. She had also won the Roland Garros this year before coming into the final grand slam of the year which certainly added to her experience.
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I felt like the pressure was a little bit bigger, especially at Roland Garros: Iga Swiatek
Swiatek said her Roland Garros win gave her a slight boost but also nervousness before starting her US Open run. She said, “The weirdest thing is that I actually think the least pressure I have ever felt was on my first Grand Slam final, because I felt like I was still an underdog, and I had already made it to the final which was a great result for me—I wasn’t even seeded back then. I didn’t have to prove anything to anyone.”
“The second Roland Garros and this tournament for sure I felt like the pressure was a little bit bigger, especially at Roland Garros, as I think everyone basically expected me to win because I was known for some time as a clay specialist, you know. Here, I just felt what was at stake. The U.S. Open final is a little bit different than any other slam. It’s louder, for one. [Laughs.] It’s much bigger, and you can see all the celebrities coming in, and the atmosphere is just totally different. I could feel what was at stake, and also Ons is the kind of player who can be dangerous.”
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