'I'm Gonna Get You There': Sabalenka Fires Roland Garros Warning To Rival Swiatek

'I'm Gonna Get You There': Sabalenka Fires Roland Garros Warning To Rival Swiatek

by Zachary Wimer

Aryna Sabalenka started her 2024 Italian Open speech by mentioning Iga Swiatek because she forgot about her two weeks ago in Madrid.

Swiatek and Sabalenka contested the second final in their last two events, showcasing their dominance. The event before the Italian Open was the Madrid Open, and they both played really well, making the final of that WTA 1000 tournament as well.

It was a well-contested match between two players of a similar level, with the Pole ultimately lifting the trophy after three sets. During the speeches, Sabalenka thanked many people but forgot her final opponent, whom she mentioned fairly late in the speech.

She wasn't going to do it again, so she started her Italian Open speech with Swiatek, congratulating her on another big week and another trophy, as they faced each other in the final again, and once again, it was Swiatek who proved better.

This time around, though, she won in two sets, so it was an even more convincing win, and Sabalenka congratulated her on it but also jokingly fired a warning going into the 2024 Roland Garros.

"This time I’m not gonna forget, I’m gonna start with Iga. Congrats on an incredible couple weeks. I hope we’re gonna make it to the final of Roland Garros and I’m gonna get you there. Just kidding. At least I’ll try to do better than today."

Swiatek obviously thanked her when it came time for her to speak and joked about seeing Sabalenka in that Roland Garros final in a few weeks, countering her previous claim about "getting her there."

The way they have been playing makes it very possible that they will really meet in the final again, as they are on the opposite sides of the draw, further establishing that they are the two best players on the WTA Tour.


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