French Open 2020 - 'Iga Swiatek will win many more Grand Slams' - Wilander and Henman react
Polish sensation Iga Swiatek is only beginning her incredible career and has many more Grand Slams to win, Mats Wilander believes. Tim Henman says it is the amazing self-belief that the 19-year-old possesses that means she could go on to dominate the women's game for many years to come after her triumph at Roland Garros.
Iga Swiatek of Poland celebrates with the trophy after her victory over Sofia Kenin of the United States in the final of the women’s singles at Roland Garros on October 10, 2020 in Paris, France
"I think she can play such a good match because she can come to the net, she is comfortable at the net, she can hit the odd drop shot here and there so she knows she has Plan B and Plan C," Wilander said.
Iga looked so relieved and also calm - she is going to win so many more [Slams]. You can see that in her demeanour throughout the whole finals.
Poland's Iga Swiatek kisses and celebrates with the Suzanne Lenglen trophy during the podium ceremony after winning the women's singles final tennis match against Sofia Kenin of the US, at the Philippe Chatrier court, on Day 14 of Roland Garros 2020
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"You have to go back to someone like Serena Williams, who likes to hit the ball hard, but she can keep the ball in play and she can defend as well. Swiatek can do that as well – she plays within herself yet can play very aggressively.
"We know she is a great clay-court player with the style of game she has. The next question is how, on the faster courts and the grass courts, does her top spin work?
"What can the other women do to her, can they take time away from Swiatek? It doesn’t look like it at the moment."
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Henman added: "We’ve been waiting for Iga to unravel, but the way she came out, she got off to an unbelievable start.
She never let up, and there was this amazing self-belief that she was going to get the title.