When the French Open started two weeks ago, who would have thought that the little-known Svartek could be called the post-Roland Garros? But the 19-year-old Polish girl did it. While she won the Grand Slam championship trophy for the first time in her career, she also created many histories-the first Polish player to win a tennis Grand Slam championship, after Haining in 2007 The first player to win the French Open women's singles without losing a set, the youngest French Open women's singles champion after Seles in 1992, and the player who lost the fewest games on the way to the French Open after Graf in 1988.
Nadal fan girl, once thought of giving up
As the biggest dark horse in this year's French Open women's singles, Swatek has not yet entered the top 40 in the highest world ranking, but she was blacked out in this year's French Open. After winning the French Open, her world ranking will also rise from 54th to 17th.
"Nadal is my favorite player. I only watched his games when I was a kid." "Will Rafah still play games later?" During the French Open, Swatek did not shy away from admiring Nadal. In fact, after embarking on the career path, the Polish girl has been imitating the idol's style of play, using a lot of rounding her head and waving her forehand, creating a rare 3000+ spin speed in women’s tennis. In the end, she was the same as Nadal in 19 At the age of two years, he won his first Grand Slam championship at Roland Garros.
Of course, such a young Swatek still faces academic problems, but playing in tennis has forced her to give up some campus life. Her coach Srptosky revealed, "I have always referred to her as a'semi-pro' player because she still has to go to school, just like ordinary people." Even if she is playing a Grand Slam, she has to Take time to complete the homework of the middle school you are attending. This year, due to the suspension of tennis tournaments due to the epidemic, Swatek successfully completed the high school education, but he was worried.
Originally, she was still entangled between continuing to play and going to college, "If I can reach the top 10 in the world, I will temporarily put down my studies and work hard to win the Grand Slam championship, but if my ranking is still within two years 100 wandering around, then I will go back to study." Now it seems that her plan to return to school has been temporarily postponed.
Another thing I have to mention is that Swatek revealed a successful link in the post-match press conference. She said that she used to be nervous in major events, so she hired a psychologist last year, who used to be a sailing athlete and later became a coach. In recent years, she has transformed into psychological counseling for athletes and has been employed by Polish sailing, cycling and swimming teams.
The psychologist mentioned in the interview that many times she only chatted with her during the training period of Swatek. She found that tennis players are more lonely than group sports athletes, except for their family members who can speak. Swatek is very curious about the world and often asks her about the details of sailing and cycling. They will watch the Tour de France together. Swatek also reads books that have nothing to do with sports.
Youth storm swept WTA
Wimbledon is closed this year, and the French Open is the last tennis Grand Slam tournament of the season. Swatek’s win at the French Open also means that the women's singles champions in the past four Grand Slam events (2019 U.S. Open champion Andrescu, 2020 Australian Open champion Kenning, 2020 U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka) are all Only around 20 years old. Compared with men's tennis, which is firmly occupied by Fernard's "Big Three", women's tennis can be described as newcomers.
温布尔登今年关闭，法国公开赛是本赛季最后一场网球大满贯赛事。 Swatek在法国公开赛上的获胜也意味着过去四次大满贯赛事中的女子单打冠军（2019年美国公开赛冠军安德烈斯库，2020年澳大利亚公开赛冠军肯宁，2020年美国公开赛冠军Naomi Osaka）都只有20岁左右。与被费纳德的“三巨头”牢牢占据的男子网球相比，女子网球可谓是新手。
Their championships explained that "there is an inevitable in accident", even if they are only about 20 years old, they are basically comprehensive offensive and defensive, and intelligent. The strength of this group of "fresh blood" in the competition seems to be more convincing and dominant than those born around 1990. Naomi Osaka’s physical fitness is obvious to all. Andrescu and Kenning are also very offensive. Swatek’s forehand shot at an average speed of 122 kilometers per hour at the French Open this year is even equal to his idol Nadal, Poland The average backhand stroke speed of the girl is second only to Tim among male and female players.
When talking about the new generation of Grand Slam champions including Kenning, Naomi Osaka and Andrescu, Swatek admitted that he was inspired, "This makes me very encouraged. I know the potential of human beings is unlimited. Yes, even if you are young, even if you are at a disadvantage, but in sports like tennis, you can still do a lot of things. On the one hand, this is very inspirational, and sometimes I imagine myself also winning a grand slam. It feels, but on the other hand, this is still a very distant goal. But now that I am here, I have truly become a Grand Slam champion, which is crazy."
When the haze of the epidemic and injuries cleared, Osaka Naomi, Batty, Andrescu, Kenning, plus Swatek, the young queens with their own unique styles and different strengths occupy the center stage of the WTA. , A new wave of competition will be in full swing...
(Orient Sports Daily reporter Ge Min)