Iga Swiatek confident of extending winning streak during 'tricky' grass season

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Iga Swiatek has enjoyed a superb 2022 season, rising to become world No.1 before adding a 2nd career Grand Slam win this week. Swiatek bettered teenage sensation Coco Gauff 6-1 6-3 to win the French Open for the second time in her career, with her first triumph coming back in the 2020 tournament. It confirms that clay is the Polish star's favourite surface, but despite feeling more uncomfortable on grass, Swiatek is confident of adding to her winning streak. The world No.1 has won 35 consecutive games, and will look to carry her form into Wimbledon, with the Grand Slam starting on June 27.

But before returning to the sport, Swiatek is first looking forward to some time at home. "I want to stay at least a week at home, so I will do that," said Swiatek, who paraded her French Open trophy at the Eiffel Tower on Sunday. "We have some grass-court venues, like two courts probably, maybe an hour-and-a-half from Warsaw. So I don't know. I haven't talked to my coach. It's usually his decision. But I want to stay in Warsaw for a few days. "That will be like the nicest thing for me because I have been on tour since the Fed Cup. Then I came back home for like one night. It doesn't really count." Having only ever reached the fourth round of Wimbledon throughout her career, Swiatek will hope that her form can help her overcome her struggles on grass, and her coach certainly believes she can continue her winning streak.

"My coach believes I can win more matches on grass," added Swiatek. "I don't know about that yet. But I would like to add like one or two. "But honestly, grass is always tricky. I actually like the part that I have no expectations there. It's something kind of refreshing. "Yeah, I'm going to just prepare my best and maybe with his experiences that he had with Aga Radwanska. "It was her favourite surface, so maybe he's going to give me some tips that are actually going to be really helpful and I'm going to enjoy playing on grass a little bit more."

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