Iga Swiatek, who is the current French Open champion is now coping with her victory as she tries to adjust to her new celebrity status. Iga became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title an achievement that has made her more famous than before.
Iga who is a 19-year-old champion did beat American Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 in Saturday’s final thus becomeing the youngest winner of the claycourt Grand Slam ever at Roland Garros since Monica Seles who won the award in 1992.
In an interview with BBC after returning to Poland Swiatek did say that life has since felt pretty crazy after being a champion.
Swiatek’s life has been turned upside down by her victory but she says she can always call on Japan’s three-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka for support.
When asked how it felt being a champion, Iga did note that she was more worried and felt fearful but she did get a text message from Champion Naomi Osaka who promised her support in times of need. She did say that Naomi comforted her and encouraged her to stay strong.
She added that they did have a quick chat on social media right after the final. Whereas that gave her a feeling of support for future events.
Swiatek broke the record of being the first Polish woman to reach the Roland Garros final in 81 years as well as the first at any major since Agnieszka Radwanska who won the same at Wimbledon eight years ago.
On the other hand, Iga expressed her three days as a champion with utmost shock and thus added that she would have loved to have some influence on the future growth of the sport in her country and beyond. She felt rather confused at her own emotions, which she even fails to understand completely.
She however expressed her satisfaction for she has always wanted to win all four Grand Slams and to have an Olympic medal, An ideal which she has always thought of it as a dream.
Winning the French Open has since been a move she will use to intensify her future competitions. Iga is determined to win more and more titles going forward.