Iga Swiatek plays down chances of adding Wimbledon title to French Open crowns

Iga Swiatek

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Iga Swiatek has reduced expectations of being victorious at Wimbledon after her recent win at the French Open.

On Saturday, Swiatek, who is currently ranked first in the world, achieved her third consecutive win at Roland Garros and her fourth win in the last five years. She defeated Jasmine Paolini with a final score of 6-2, 6-1.

Although the 23-year-old leader in clay courts has not yet become proficient on grass, she experienced a defeat in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last year by Elina Svitolina.

Swiatek is set to kickstart her training for upcoming tournaments by participating in the Berlin Open from June 17 onwards.

She spoke of her experience at the tournament, saying that she felt she was able to adjust more easily last year. She intends to learn about the schedule for this year's tournament, as it was her first time participating in it last year.

I believe that competing in some matches prior to Wimbledon is beneficial, but I must also consider the fact that I have already participated in nearly all of the matches in Stuttgart, Madrid, Rome, and here. Therefore, it is necessary for me to prioritize my physical wellbeing.

Let's wait and see what's in store for me. At the moment, I believe the best way to improve my performance on grass is by enhancing my serving skills, which have improved. However, I am not anticipating a lot.

The tennis balls have variances. Tennis, as a whole, has adjustments when played on grass. I plan to assess these differences and put in effort towards enhancing my performance on the grass court.

The outcome from the previous year was quite satisfactory. I have come to realize that with every passing year, it becomes simpler for me to get accustomed to the grass surface.

It's a big test. Had I been defeated earlier, perhaps I could have spent an extra 14 days honing my skills on the grass court and becoming a superior player in that domain. Nonetheless, if given the option, I greatly prefer playing on clay courts and I won't abandon that preference ever.

Paolini, an Italian tennis player ranked 12th, unexpectedly made it to the finals of a major tournament despite never having advanced past the second round in previous years.

The individual who is 28 years old also made it to the final round of doubles with Sara Errani who is also from their country. However, in the early hours of Sunday, they were defeated by Coco Gauff and Katerina Siniakova with a score of 7-6 (5) and 6-3.

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