French Open champ Swiatek adjusting to celebrity status – tennis

French Open champion Iga Swiatek says she is attempting to modify to her new celebrity status after changing into the primary Polish participant to win a Grand Slam singles title. The 19-yr-outdated beat American Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 in Saturday’s last to grow to be the youngest winner of the claycourt Grand Slam at Roland Garros since Monica Seles in 1992.

“It’s pretty crazy here,” Swiatek informed the BBC after returning to Poland.

“I feel like my life changed completely and I’m trying to get used to that. I left a different Poland that I came back to, because right now I’m kind of popular here.”

Swiatek’s life has been turned the wrong way up by her victory however she says she will be able to all the time name on Japan’s three-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka for help.

“I’m doing pretty well, but if I’m going to have any problems, then Naomi texted me that I can always ask her for advice or for support,” she added.

“We had a quick chat on social media right after the final. I feel like I am supported, so it is great.”

Swiatek was the primary Polish lady to attain the Roland Garros last in 81 years and the primary at any main since Agnieszka Radwanska at Wimbledon eight years in the past.

“Basically I was in shock for the next three days,” Swiatek mentioned, including that she would love to have some affect on the expansion of the game in her nation. “I couldn’t tell you my emotions, because even I don’t understand them.

“I always wanted to win all four Grand Slams and to have an Olympic medal, and I always thought of it as a dream. But right now, when I actually won French Open, it stopped like being so distant for me.”

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