Former world No.1 backs Swiatek to surpass her clay court achievements

As Iga Swiatek continues to sweep through the field at Roland Garros, former World No. 1 Justine Henin believes the Polish star will remain a dominant force on the red clay for years to come.

Swiatek’s impressive performances have solidified her reputation as a formidable player on this surface.Iga Swiatek has powered past all challengers at this year’s French Open, dropping her only set to four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka in the second round.

Following that match, the reigning champion has recorded dominant victories in all her matches and is once again the favorite to claim the title as she faces Italian Jasmine Paolini in Saturday’s final.

In an interview with the WTA, retired Belgian star Justine Henin spoke about Iga Swiatek’s dominance on clay, comparing it to her own impressive abilities on the red surface.

“I grew up on clay. For me, it was fun to try to find a way to create a different game on this surface. When I won the juniors, I felt the energy here was very good for me — as it is, I think, for Iga today. I think she can win more than I won, for sure.”

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