Andy Roddick feels Iga Swiatek is «showing her growth into greatness» as he was impressed by the Pole’s ability to overcome all challenges and win the US Open. Before the US Open, Swiatek earned back-to-back round of 16 exits in Toronto and Cincinnati.
Swiatek was evidently having issues with his game before the US Open, also complaining about the balls used during the North American hard court swing. After arriving in New York with a 2-2 record this summer, Swiatek won seven straight matches to win his first US Open title.
«@iga_swiatek is showing his growth into greatness,» Roddick tweeted. «Conditions/balls that she wasn’t a huge fan of, and not having had her best stuff before this slam. Still, the issue was resolved and she found the best for the final.
A dominant year that has been a joy to watch. Cheers Iga!»
Swiatek was ‘shocked, proud’ of her career
After beating Ons Jabeur for her first US Open title, Swiatek admitted she was surprised and proud at the same time.
«It’s something I didn’t expect for sure. It is also a confirmation for me that [the] The sky is the limit. I am proud, also surprised. [a] a little bit, happy that I was able to do that,” Swiatek said after winning the US Open.
Additionally, Swiatek felt that staying focused on her goals was the key behind her US Open victory. «I needed to keep my composure and focus on the goals,» Swiatek said. “It’s New York, it’s so loud, it’s so crazy.
It’s really amazing to me. I am very proud that I can handle it mentally.” Swiatek now has three Grand Slam titles in his collection. Swiatek is the seventh player in the Open Era to have won three Grand Slams before his 22nd birthday.