"I had quite a serious injury": Roland Garros bombshell from Iga Swiatek amid run to third triumph

Despite her dominant run to the Roland Garros title this year, Iga Swiatek revealed she had uncertainties regarding her performance prior to the event as she battled with injuries.

The Polish star suffered rib and thigh injuries at Indian Wells and Rome respectively, which hindered her defense of both titles. Nonetheless, Swiatek displayed her grit and tenacity during the French Open, easily dispatching of all her opponents as she successfully defended her title.

Parisian title run brought her the most joy, according to Swiatek

The 22-year old was candid when asked about her most significant victories of 2023. However, she singled out her French Open title run, the third of her career, as the most special due to the uncertainty surrounding her form at the time.

"At Roland Garros, not everything depended on me. I had quite a serious injury,” she noted in a recent conversation with Radio One’s Cezary Gurjew. "I'm glad I managed to take part in it at all."

Despite her commanding run to the French Open title, Swiatek was unable to capture another Grand Slam in 2023. Nonetheless, she ended the year by regaining her World No.1 position from Aryna Sabalenka, and walked away with the WTA Finals crown. The four-time Grand Slam champion will now look to the 2024 Australian Open, where she hopes to add more silverware to her already impressive trophy cabinet.

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