France, Paris-On October 10th local time, the 2020 French Open Women's Singles final ended successfully. Swatek, a young player from Poland, defeated the new Australian Open champion Kenning 6-4 6-1 and won the cup in one black.
"I'm proud of myself," she said at the championship conference. "I have performed well in the past two weeks. I never thought about winning this championship. This is undoubtedly a surprise for me and a life-changing experience. Experience."
"Everyone will be nervous when playing the Grand Slam finals. I know Sophia may be the same. She is not a machine after all," Swatek said. It's really difficult to do it under such pressure."
"But I did the same thing as the previous rounds, focusing on my skills and tactics, trying to get rid of all kinds of expectations, just concentrate on playing every ball. I don't really care about winning or losing. I think the key is Lower your expectations."
"I know a lot of people will compare us. But I think I have to be stable in the next few years so that everyone can discuss whether I am the best player in Poland, because I have a lot of things to do. Still feel that this is her position."
"This is crazy. After defeating Simone, I already feel that this French Open will be an unforgettable achievement for my life. But seriously, I don't have any expectations."
"I know that the final will be very difficult, and I don't want to be too nervous, so I told myself I don't care, and I try to believe it."
"In the end, I really enjoyed the game. It's not that I don't care about the outcome at all. I just don't keep thinking about it. I focus on doing the things in front of me, because victory is just the result of my constant struggle every moment."
When talking about the new generation of Grand Slam champions including Kenning, Naomi Osaka and Andrescu, Swatek admitted that he was inspired: "This is very encouraging to me. I know that human potential is unlimited. Yes, even if you are young, even if you are at a disadvantage, you can still do a lot in sports like tennis."
"On the one hand, this is very inspirational. Sometimes I think about what it feels like to win a Grand Slam, but on the other hand, this is still a very distant goal. But now that I am here, I have become Grand Slam champion, this is crazy."
"You must have faith, but at the same time, you must also clearly realize that you have to work hard to win the championship. And after two weeks of excellent performance, you have now done it. This is true, I don’t know, I don’t know. Taken."
"I think I need more time to comment on this matter, because I need to look at it objectively and correctly, and I need a certain distance."