Iga Schwartz says he has “no expectations” for Wimbledon, despite winning his second French Open title and taking his winning streak to 35 matches.
World number one Roland Garros defeated teenager Coco Goff 6-1, 6-3 in Saturday’s final to win his sixth consecutive tournament this year, including four WTA 1,000 titles and a major.
Paul has won Indian Wells-Miami doubles for his hard-court prowess, also in Doha, and now dominates the ground, winning in Stuttgart, Rome and Paris.
But to increase his unbeaten run, he may have to improve his career grass-court win of four and his record of four main draw matches.
“My coach (Thomas Viktorovsky) believes I can win more matches on the grass,” said Suatek, who has reached the second week of seven consecutive Grand Slam tournaments.
“I do not know yet. But I’d like to add one or two.
“But to be honest, grass is always hard. I actually like the part where I have no expectations. It’s something refreshing. “
Last year, Swiatek showed signs of improving after reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon, and his coach Viktorovsky saw his former incumbent Agnieszka Radwanska reach his only Grand Slam final at the 2012 All England Club.
“I’m just going to do my best,” said Suatek.
“Maybe with his experience with Aga Radwanskar, it was his favorite surface, so maybe he’s going to give me some tips that are actually going to be really helpful, and I’m going to enjoy playing grass a little more.”
Serena passes ‘special’
She equaled Venus Williams’ 35 consecutive winning runs in 2000 for the longest winning streak by a woman of the 21st century.
Suitek’s win also took her past Serena Williams’ longest unbeaten run in 34 matches, which she said made her win even more satisfying.
The 21-year-old said, “Honestly, it may sound weird, but to win more than the 35th and Serena, it’s something special.”
“Because I always wanted to have some kind of record. It is quite difficult in tennis after Serena’s career.
“So that really hit me, you know. Obviously winning a Grand Slam, but it was pretty special because I felt like I did something nobody ever did, and maybe it’s going to be more.”
Swiatek has now won its last nine finals, with the only WTA final defeat of its career in a low-key event in Lugano at just 17 years old.
“I try to think of it as any other match, which is quite difficult and not possible, because there is always going to be a lot of pressure,” he added.
“I guess I’m taking it a little too far and fairly, I’m trying to rely on energy …
“I also know that my opponents will be under pressure. So I try not to panic and put less pressure on them. “
Sweettech now boasts an impressive 21-2 win-loss record over Roland Garros, although he will have to go a long way to match his idol Rafael Nadal’s 111-3.
“He had a lot more chances to lose, so I think his status is much higher, much better,” he said of the 13-time champion who faced Caspar Rudd in the men’s final on Sunday.
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