French Open champion Iga Swiatek says she is making an attempt to regulate to her new celeb standing after turning into the primary Polish participant to win a Grand Slam singles title. The 19-year-old 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 fairly loopy right here,” Swiatek advised the BBC after returning to Poland.
“I really feel like my life modified utterly and I’m making an attempt to get used to that. I left a unique Poland that I got here again to, as a result of proper now I’m sort of widespread right 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 fairly nicely, but when I’m going to have any issues, then Naomi texted me that I can all the time ask her for recommendation or for help,” she added.
“We had a fast chat on social media proper after the ultimate. I really feel like I’m supported, so it’s nice.”
Swiatek was the primary Polish lady to succeed in the Roland Garros last in 81 years and the primary at any main since Agnieszka Radwanska at Wimbledon eight years in the past.
“Mainly I used to be in shock for the subsequent three days,” Swiatek stated, including that she would like to have some affect on the expansion of the game in her nation. “I couldn’t inform you my feelings, as a result of even I don’t perceive them.
“I all the time wished to win all 4 Grand Slams and to have an Olympic medal, and I all the time considered it as a dream. However proper now, once I really received French Open, it stopped like being so distant for me.”