Iga Swiatek’s unimaginable run to the French Open final has taken the tennis world by storm however her one one who is not stunned is her coach Piotr Sierzputowski. The music-loving 19-12 months-previous has dropped solely 23 video games en route to the final the place she’s going to face American Sofia Kenin who in February claimed the Australian Open crown.
If Swiatek prevails she’s going to turn into the youngest participant to carry the Suzanne Lenglen Cup since Monica Seles in 1992.
“It’s not like she got to where she is by chance,” Sierzputowski informed Reuters.
“She may be 19, but she has been working on this for a very long time quite rigorously and she been making stable progress for many years.”
While her coach described Swiatek as “a beast” on court docket earlier this week after she destroyed high seed Simona Halep within the fourth spherical, he says off the court docket she is only a common teenager, learning and listening to music.
He even stated this week she finds practise classes boring, however it’s her normality that permits her to play so freely on the court docket in huge matches.
“She listens to the likes of Guns N’ Roses and we even went to a Florence and the Machine concert during a trip to play the Australian Open,” Sierzputowski stated.
Swiatek is the primary Polish girl to attain the Roland Garros final in 81 years and the primary at any main since Agnieszka Radwanska at Wimbledon eight years in the past.
Sierzputowski acknowledged that Saturday’s final is the possibility of a lifetime, however stated Swiatek’s preparation can be precisely the identical as for each match she performs.
“We will prepare as we would for any match. De facto, we won’t do anything differently that we haven’t done up until this point,” he stated, which features a morning heat-up, then a chat about ways, then one other heat-up earlier than hitting the court docket.
While Swiatek, who was ranked 54th on the earth when she arrived in Paris however is now on the verge of the highest-20, has brushed apart opponents with ease up to now on the crimson clay, Sierzputowski stated she can be prepared for a battle with Kenin.
“The scoreline doesn’t make any difference, it’s more important if she will win or lose the final,” he stated.