Iga Swiatek highlighted once again that she is only focused on herself and not on the Big Three talk and her rivals Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina. Over the last few months, some have been pushing the narrative that Swiatek, Sabalenka and Rybakina are “the WTA Big Three” version.
At the French Open, Swiatek successfully defended her title and ensured she would keep her world No 1 ranking. “I don’t really analyze that, because I know that this is something that kind of you guys created, and I understand that fans love that.
So I’m trying to just be focused on my work. And for me, there is no reason to do that. I look at my clay court season and I see on every tournament I really played consistently. I reached, you know, like quarterfinals, semifinals, finals, I won Stuttgart, I won this tournament, I’m kind of just focused on myself and I don’t care about the other two players,” Swiatek said, via Tennis-Infinity.
Swiatek has no doubts anymore
Swiatek, 22, now has three French Open titles in her collection. After becoming a Grand Slam champion at the 2020 French Open, Swiatek lifted her second French Open title last year. When Swiatek won the 2022 French Open title, she assured herself that her 2020 win wasn’t a fluke.
Now that Swiatek has three French Open titles, she is certain that she definitely deserves all of her success. “Last year for sure it was a confirmation for me that the first time wasn’t coincidence or something like that.
This one, for sure, it was a little bit tougher in terms of, you know, as you said, injuries and the pressure, and also coming back to this tournament as a defending champion, I right now feel like it’s a little bit different,” Swiatek said. Swiatek’s focus now shifts to the grass season.