'Poland believed in me, so I believed in me'
“It means a lot. It’s a weird feeling having so many popular people behind you,” stated Swiatek, who received a flurry of congratulatory messages on social media from the likes of Novak Djokovic, Billie Jean King, Rod Laver, close friend Naomi Osaka and Polish star striker Robert Lewandowski.
“I still don’t feel like a celebrity, it’s a real honour for me to get messages from people like that. It’s nice that I have support.
“I feel like Poland, my country, was behind me the whole tournament. They believed in me, so I believed in me. I’m really thankful for everything, for my fans, for the people.”
Basking in the glorious sunshine on top of Galeries Lafayette for a trophy photoshoot in central Paris, the first-ever Polish Grand Slam singles champion was still feeling on top of the world on Sunday afternoon.