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Iga Swiatek creates history at Roland Garros!

It has been just a while since the tennis star raised her hand in excitement after securing a massive straight-set win over Jasmine Paolini. While she’s headed on the right track to chase the legendary legacy of former pros like Serena Williams and Chris Evert, she managed to etch her name forward with a record that even the biggest names couldn’t hit.

Iga Swiatek’s attempt to defend her Roland Garros title turned out to be successful. While the history books already have names of those who have secured bigger digits, the fact that she hit this feat at just the age of 23 carves her name with golden alphabets. An active social media page recently shared a post to regard her massive feat.

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“Iga Swiatek is the only woman EVER to win Roland Garros four times before turning 24,” the update said, making it clear that she achieved it even before Serena and Chris Evert. Along with that, the post also stated a fact that drew her name parallel to that of ATP clay court legends Rafael Nadal and Boris Becker.

“On the men’s side, only Rafael Nadal and Bjorn Borg have done this,” the caption included. Iga Swiatek’s early success has brought feats that no other WTA star could achieve. While she currently stands on a massive win streak of 21 matches, including titles in Madrid, Rome, and now at Roland Garros, it is evident that her path to success barely has any hurdles to slow her down.

Iga Swiatek has proved to be unstoppable lately. The Pole started the clay court season with the event in Madrid and therefore didn’t lose even a single match so far. Along with that, she also etched her fourth Roland Garros title at just the age of 23, making everyone bow down to her determination. While Chris Evert was exposed to queries about her thoughts on the Pole’s form, she agreed to the fact that it scares her.

“I think about it every day! When I put my head on the pillow I’m worried about Iga,” Evert said. While this was just a cheeky statement, the former pro also made a legendary prediction for Swiatek. “I think Iga Świątek will end up on double digits,” she added, along with accepting the fact that the Pole would easily surpass her number.

The whole tennis world is currently regarding the massive win of Iga Swiatek. As she now has four French Open titles along with a US Open win, her portfolio continues to be even stronger!