French Open 2020 champ Iga Swiatek took the world by storm when she triumphed in Paris. She recreated numerous records and also became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam title. Obviously with that victory came a few changes in her life and a rise in fame.
Recently answering a few fan questions, Swiatek answered about how her life has changed following her victory at Roland Garros.
The 19-year-old revealed that she is overwhelmed with the recognition she is getting especially in Poland. Iga said: “After the French Open, I am recognized more for sure especially in Poland because I am kind of popular here right now.”
Further, she also shared a funny insight. In Poland, people are so much familiar with Swiatek that they recognize her even when she is wearing her mask.
“And even though we have covid times and I am wearing a mask all the time people really can recognize me when I am wearing it so it’s something special and I really appreciate that I have more fans.”
Interestingly, the first thing Swiatek did after winning the French Open was sleep!. “First thing I did after returning from Paris was probably sleeping because I was really tired and couldn’t sleep like two days after the victory. So I went to sleep and I had a lot of media obligations so I had to deal with that.”
As said before she broke and created a lot of records. Swiatek became the lowest-ranked player to win the French Open. Since 2000, only two players have won the French Open without dropping a set, Justine Henin and Iga Swiatek. En route to her title, she beat four Grand Slam finalists and two Grand Slam winners. Her 4th round triumph over Simona Halep will be remembered as just in 67 minutes Swiatek thrashed the number one seed 6-1, 6-2.