"It's tough but I'm proud of myself"- Swiatek after reaching Rome final

Iga Świątek has revealed she is “really proud” of her impressive winning streak which has helped her to a fourth consecutive WTA 1000 final.

The 20-year-old booked a place in the final of the Italian Open after defeating Aryna Sabalenka 6-2, 6-1. She has now won 27 matches in a row, the fourth-longest streak of the century. Speaking about her run in Rome she said:

“At these tournaments where we play day after day, we don’t really get time to celebrate. Right after we finish the previous match, we have to think about the next one. It’s pretty tough. But I know that after I’m going to be really proud of myself. For sure I’m going to have time to think about what I did. But, yeah, I mean, I’m just constantly surprising myself that I can do better and better. I feel like I actually can believe now that the sky’s the limit. That’s the fun part, for sure.”

She further said:

“I’m pretty happy that I learned the lessons on previous matches. On previous matches, I felt like I’m kind of letting my opponents come back to the match a little bit.This time I wanted to put pressure on my opponent from the beginning till the end. I think Aryna was under pressure, so it really helped me and that was my tactics.”

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