Iga Swiatek ‘actually proud’ as she wins her fifth consecutive title in Rome


Iga Swiatek has continued her spectacular profitable streak by claiming her fifth consecutive title in Rome, beating Ons Jabeur within the last.

The world primary now has an unimaginable 28 match profitable streak and has develop into solely the second participant ever to win 4 or extra WTA 1000 titles in a single season, after Serena Williams in 2013.

Swiatek has gained each WTA 1000 she has contested this season beginning with Doha, Indian Wells, Miami and Rome. She presently holds 5 of the final 9 WTA 1000 titles.

The 20-year outdated Polish star admitted she was nervous earlier than the match and wasn’t certain if she might preserve the run going.

“At the start of the match, I didn’t know it could be doable to maintain up the streak and with all of the wins,” Swiatek mentioned.

“I’m fairly completely happy I did it actually step-by-step and I simply centered on the best issues as a result of I believe it led to all of the success this week.

“Yeah, for certain it was a protracted path for me for the reason that starting, however I’m actually pleased with myself and my crew.”

Swiatek defeated Jabeur 6-2, 6-2 however needed to overcome a robust problem from the world quantity seven within the second set which she mentioned made it a really bodily wrestle.

“Getting back from this Love-40 recreation within the second set was emotionally additionally robust,” Swiatek mentioned.

“It was exhausting for me to modify the modes to be extra centered and play the identical type of tennis I performed earlier than.

“I felt aid for certain as a result of the second set, it bought to a extremely bodily recreation. On the finish, I used to be simply fairly drained. I’m simply actually completely happy that I might address all of the stress and expectations so effectively.”

Swiatek mentioned afterwards that her present profitable streak feels ‘surreal’ however that she is simply concentrating on enhancing her ‘strong’ recreation forward of Roland Garros, the place she claimed her solely Grand Slam title to this point.

“It’s fairly exhausting to explain it ’trigger all these tournaments that I’ve gained appear fairly surreal proper now,” Swiatek mentioned.

“I really feel like simply persevering with the identical issues that I did earlier than actually was the important thing to that. It’s fairly bizarre as a result of you might suppose each match, that it takes one thing extra.

“However I’m fairly proud of my strong recreation. I used to be in a position to simply play good and likewise enhance through the match.”

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