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“A dream come true”

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 8, 2020

From the top of her 19 years, Iga Swiatek has a hard time believing it, but she will indeed play the final at Roland Garros this Saturday after easily dominating Nadia Podoroska (6-2, 6-1) this Thursday. “It seems surreal,” comments the Polish woman. On the one hand, I know that I can play very good quality tennis and on the other hand it is still a surprise for me. I never thought I could make it this far. It’s crazy. I can not believe it. It’s fantastic to me, it’s like a dream come true. I am a little overwhelmed with emotions, I must say. I think I will realize after the tournament. For now, I am living the dream to the end. “

“The same recipe as on the previous tours”

The one who is also still in the race in the doubles tournament sought to play down the importance of this meeting before her match of the day: “I tried to apply the same recipe as on the previous laps. I applied myself to the technique and my movements. When I’m nervous, I feel it in my legs, they are heavy. So it’s easy to say “Ok, I’m not going to think about the fact that it’s a semi-final”, but we keep that in mind anyway. You have to try to sidestep these thoughts, to focus on what makes the difference, namely technique and tactics. “

“I will be the challenger in the final”

Now it’s up to Sofia Kenin in the final. Without knowing the identity of her opponent when answering, the one who will be at the worst World 24th next Monday is wary of this meeting: “I know that the final will be a tough match, it will be difficult, I will play against a player. experienced, who is used to this kind of tour de force. I will be the challenger. It will be a close match. So I will try to stay focused. Kenin and Swiatek will face off on the circuit for the first time in this unexpected final.