French Open 2022 winner Iga Swiatek had an incredible moment with fellow countryman and football superstar Robert Lewandowski after winning the 2022 Roland Garros. The Polish star defeated Coco Gauff from the USA in straight sets as she won her 35th straight game.
When asked about meeting Lewandowski, Swiatek said, “I didn’t know, and I’m happy about that because I would get so stressed. Well, I’m happy that he’s here, honestly. I don’t know if he’s like a huge tennis fan or not. But, yeah, I mean, wow.”
“He’s been a top athlete in our country for so many years that it still feels hard to believe that he came to watch me. I hope he liked it. I hope he’s going to come back. Yeah, I don’t know. Just overwhelmed.”
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“Winning a grand slam too, but this one was pretty special,” Swiatek
After winning her 35th straight game, Swiatek overtook Serena Williams’ record of 34 consecutive victories this century. Addressing this achievement, the 21-year-old said, “I think honestly, it may seem pretty weird, but having that 35th win and kind of doing something more than Serena did, it’s something special.”
“Because I always wanted to have some kind of a record. In tennis, it’s pretty hard after Serena’s career. So basically that really hit me, you know. Obviously winning a grand slam too, but this one was pretty special because I felt like I’ve done something that nobody has ever done, and maybe it’s gonna be even more. Yeah, this one was special.”