A consistent campaign
Up to a career-high No.4 in the world and ranked No.7 in the Race to the WTA Finals, the young Pole is proud of how she backed up her Roland-Garros exploits with a strong and consistent 2021 campaign that saw her clinch titles in Rome and Adelaide.
“For sure I’m pretty happy that I’ve reached my goals that we had at the beginning. We didn’t really know what to expect when I started the season, because playing as a Grand Slam champion is always something tricky, we didn’t know how exactly I’m going to react,” Swiatek told reporters in Indian Wells, reflecting on her past 10 months.
“We worked pretty hard and after one hard tournament before the Australian Open (the Gippsland Trophy in Melbourne), I really got stressed in my first round and I worked through that and at the Australian Open it was much, much better.
“And since then I think I kind of understood how it is playing as a Grand Slam champion and you know it’s not that bad when you’re just focusing on the game and on tennis and you’re doing what you’ve been doing for the past 10 years of your life. So I’m pretty happy I was consistent throughout this whole season and that was basically my goal.”