Iga Swiatek is hot property in Ladies Tennis right now. Back on her preferred playing surface, clay, and the player from Poland is back to winning tournaments. But things were not this great a few months back. Swiatek, who caught everyone’s attention by winning the French open in 2020, failed to live up to those levels of expectation on hard courts.
She won just one tournament, the Adelaide International, in the five that she was a part of. All The hype and attention was clearly hard to deal with for the teenager. But now she is over all that, back to winning ways, and ready for the French Open 2021.
A change of Racquet for Iga Swiatek
One major change that Swiatek made for the 2021 season was changing her tennis Racquet. Having won her first trophy, the coveted French Open, playing with a Prince racquet, she decided to revert back to the brand that she had used in the initial years of her career, the Tecnifibre racket. Iga had made a statement back then on the official Tecnifibre website too.
Iga Swiatek said, “I started my journey in tennis with a Tecnifibre racket and my first on court memory is associated to the brand.” Swiatek continued, “So I’m really happy to be back today and to release my signature racket that I’ve chosen after many days of testing and customizing. It perfectly fits my game style and enhance my play.”
Iga Swiatek personalized Tecnifibre racquet info (unstrung):
Stringing pattern: 16×19
Is Iga Swiatek ready for the French Open 2021
Swiatek started the clay court leg of this season with the Madrid Open. After winning the first two rounds comfortably she faces Ash Barty in the round of sixteen. A contest she lost in straight sets, 5-7 4-6.
Next up for Swiatek was the WTA Italian Open. This was the tournament that saw Swiatek return to form and play like she did when she had won the French Open last season. Swiatek beat players like Elina Svitolina, rising star Coco Gauff en route to the final.
In the Final she played the ‘perfect match’ of her young career, she trashed the vastly experienced Karolina Pliskova 6-0 6-0. She won the first set in 20 mins, and finished off the match in 46 mins to win the WTA Italian Open. The form, the confidence and the manner of victory was such that come the start of the French Open 2021, and Iga Swiatek will be one of the favourites for the event.