Iga Świątek has great memories of tennis courts in Paris. Last year, she won Roland Garros (Roland Garros) singles match, but did not lose any game. This year, this is also one of her main goals, especially considering how Świątek performed on the clay court.
This year, there will be another opportunity in front of Iga Świątek. According to the organizers, there will be a mixed pair game this year. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will be limited to 16 duets, while 32 duets usually occur in tournaments. Compared with last year, this is still a major change. Last year, due to the pandemic, the organizers decided to cancel the competition altogether.
Iga Świątek will be able to compete with Łukasz Kubot. Why is this beginning so important? Both sides plan to compete in the mixed doubles tournament at the Tokyo Olympics from July 23 to August 8. So far, they have only played together at the Australian Open. In 2019, they were eliminated in the second round and reached the quarter-finals in 2020, and this year they lost again in the second round.
Roland Garros also suffered from coronavirus this year. It was originally scheduled to be held on May 23, but it was postponed for a week due to restrictions introduced by France. A year ago, the game had to be postponed until autumn-it was held in September and early October.