Defending champion Iga Swiatek starts Roland Garros 2021 with a 6-0 7-5 win over Kaja Juvan. In the next round, the Polish winner of the last edidion of the Parisian Slam will challenge Rogers or Peterson.
At the end of the challenge won in straight sets, the organization of the tournament wanted to pay homage to the young Pole: Iga today celebrated 20 years and, a singer together with the people present at the Philippe Chatrier court sang the song happy birthday to you to the defending champion Swiatek also received a bouquet of flowers as a gift. An exciting time.
Not a bad way to celebrate your birthday!💐
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In response to the controversy that arose with Naomi Osaka’s press conferences, Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek, reigning Roland Garros champion, said: “I think it is part of our work, we are constantly in the spotlight and I believe that journalists can help us to do our job better.
Sometimes I understand that not having obligations with them can be good, but in the end collaborating with them is very important and helps us to remove ourselves from the wall of hatred or indifference that can involve us. “