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Iga Swiatek is still favourite in French Open 2023

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Iga Swiatek is still favourite in French Open 2023

Iga Swiatek French Open

Swiatek begins his French Open defence with the goal of winning more championships.

Iga Swiatek, the current world number one, is optimistic that she will be fully ready for her opening round match on Tuesday despite a recent thigh injury. She has her sights set on winning the French Open twice in a row.

The ailment prompted Swiatek to withdraw from her Italian Open quarterfinal match against eventual champion Elena Rybakina, but she claimed the extra days off could be beneficial as she pursues a third Roland Garros crown in four years.

The Pole, who started her 61st week at the top of the WTA rankings, is still the favourite in Paris after losing to Aryna Sabalenka in Madrid and winning the clay court title in Stuttgart last month.

Swiatek stated on Friday, “Fortunately nothing catastrophic happened, so I got a couple of days off. “The most important thing for me is that I’ll be okay for my first round, even though I’m still recovering from the thigh injury.

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It was quite beneficial to have this time to regroup, consider other things, and simply settle down for a few days. Additionally, to examine what transpired throughout the entire clay season.

“With all the knowledge I’ve gained, it’s a nice way to go to the final tournament of the clay season.”

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