Iga Swiatek, the newly minted French Open champion, is all set to establish herself on the grass courts, however, she recently said that she hasn’t really figured out the grasscourt yet. This comes only two days before the Wimbledon Championships commences. Iga Swiatek is unquestionably the favourite to win the women’s singles championship at Wimbledon this year. The top-ranked player in the world has been in commanding form in 2022 and is presently riding a 35-match winning streak that dates back to February 16.
During her incredible run, Swiatek won titles at the Indian Wells, Miami, and Italian Opens in addition to Roland Garros, where she lost just one set in seven games. The French Open, where the Polish star has only ever lost twice in her career, has given her two Grand Slam victories. Even though Four years ago, the Polish star won the Wimbledon junior title, but she is yet to prove her mettle completely on grass.
“I didn’t have a lot of time to prepare”- Iga Swiatek on her Wimbledon preparation
In a pre-tournament press conference on Saturday, Iga Swiatek said, “Honestly, I still feel like I need to figure out grass. Last year, for sure, it was that kind of tournament where I didn’t know what to expect. Then match by match I realised maybe I can do more and more. Still this year I only played, like, 10 days on grass, so it’s not a lot. I didn’t have a lot of time to prepare. But I’m just trying to stay open-minded and kind of take positives from the situation and realise that I can play without any expectations.”
“We didn’t really request that. I know that there has been some discussions about who should open, and I feel really privileged that I’ve been chosen. There are many players here who have won Wimbledon… It’s a great thing for me. I wasn’t expecting that because I still only made it to the fourth round last year and that’s my best result. Hopefully, it’s going to be a good show,” the Pole added.
Swiatek, who advanced to the fourth round in 2021, will face qualifier Jana Fett of Croatia, who is now ranked 254 in the world, to open her campaign and as the World No. 1 sets her sights on winning the Wimbledon Championships, all eyes will surely be on her.