“She’s a Legend” – Iga Swiatek Reveals Her Dream of Playing With Serena Williams

Published 05/20/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning her fourth round match against Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake


19-year-old Iga Swiatek recently won her first Masters 1000 title at the Italian Open 2021. Interestingly, she double-bageled Karolina Pliskova in the finals to clinch the Italian Open 2021 trophy. The final scoreline of the finale was 6-0, 6-0, with Swiatek leading a fabulous campaign in Rome and losing just a single set in the whole tournament.

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In a recent interview, the Polish player opened up about her future dreams in tennis. Talking about her admiration for female players, she revealed that she would love to face Serena Williams on the court one day.

Tennis – WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 16, 2021, Poland’s Iga Swiatek celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

“There are more female players that I appreciate and respect. However, my dream is to face Serena Williams. It has not yet been given to me. She’s a legend, you don’t need to argue that,” said the 19-year-old. (Translated by Google Translate)

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Swiatek hailed Williams as a legend of the sport. Both are playing at the French Open 2021 and there are chances that Swiatek’s dream might come true in Paris this year.

“Would like that, regardless of the outcome” – Iga Swiatek on playing a match against Serena Williams

Stating that she is really excited to play Williams in the future, Iga highlighted that she is not at all worried about the result as she only wants to meet and face Serena on the court. Instead, she just needs to feel the experience of facing the 23-time Grand Slam champion as a tennis player.

Tennis – WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 12, 2021, Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her second-round match against Argentina’s Nadia Podoroska REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

“I would like that, regardless of the outcome and the course of the meeting. To just have that experience as a tennis player,” added the Polish player.

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After conquering Rome, Iga Swiatek will head to Paris as the defending champion. The youngster looks in some amazing form and can surely defend her French Open title this year.

On the other hand, Serena suffered two humiliating defeats in her last three matches on clay. She last won the French Open title in 2015 and hasn’t been in great form lately either.

Will Serena be able to stun everyone and lift her 24th Grand Slam title in Paris this year?

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