Iga Swiatek showcased best class tennis throughout the French Open 2020. For this reason, She lifted her first Grand Slam title this year as the first Polish player in history. Additionally, the 19-years-old unseeded player defeated the top five seeded players during her maiden slam hunting adventure.
Swiatek crushed fourth-seeded Sofia Kenin in the event finals, while she upset top-seeded Simona Halep during the round of 16 at Roland Garros.
Even though Naomi Osaka skipped this year’s Parisian major event due to health concerns, the three-time Grand Slam champion encouraged her Polish buddy to open her Grand Slam account. Additionally, Osaka took twitter several times to send her best wishes to one of her WTA tour friends Iga Swiatek after winning matches.
“She(Naomi Osaka) Inspired Me”: Iga Swiatek
While Naomi Osaka turned as a professional tennis player at the age of 15 in 2013, She won her first Grand Slam title after defeating idol Serena Williams in the straight sets during the 2018 US Open.
Additionally, Naomi was ranked number one after winning her second Grand Slam at the 2019 Australian Open. Eventually, the 22-years-old claimed her third title at US Open 2020 a few months ago in Flushing Meadows.
Whereas Naomi is a role model for thousands of youngsters worldwide, her friend Swiatek frequently says that Osaka inspired her.
In a recent interview with CNN, the French Open 2020 winner said of Naomi Osaka, “She inspired me even before we met because she was one of the girls that won a grand slam when she was an underdog,”
She continued, “I’m really glad we’re sometimes texting because it’s really nice to have someone who’s so experienced and someone who can really help prepare you.”
Osaka leads Swiatek In their head to head record(1-0). Naomi overcame Iga in the straight sets at the 2019 Canadian Open.