Swiatek defeated Aryna Sabalenka on Sunday, April 23, in Stuttgart to successfully defend her Porsche Tennis Grand Prix title. It was her second singles trophy of 2023 and the 13th of her career.
Speaking at a press conference after the match, Iga Swiatek reflected on being ranked as the best WTA player for 55 consecutive weeks (and counting), stating that she was “pretty proud” of her consistency.
“I’m just pretty proud of my consistency, because when I was consistent on another level, it was nice, but this level kind of, it’s over my expectations even. So last year was really, really tough, and I felt like this season may be tough, you know, because of what people are saying and expectations from the outside,” she said.
The 21-year-old opined that she can now use her experience to pull herself up when things do not go her way, adding that being ranked No. 1 for this long made it “an exciting time” in her career.