By winning a Grand Slam as her first tour-level title, Iga Swiatek, the youngest Roland Garros women's champion since Monica Seles, launched herself into fame the fast way.
So to allow people to get to know her better, during her visit to Red Bull's Polish headquarters in Warsaw, Swiatek answered fan questions in a Q&A on Red Bull's Instagram story, discussing topics including ...
Celebrities who surprisingly congratulated her: Soccer player Robert Lewandowski and author Olga Tokarczuk
"She's a novelist; she just won a Nobel Prize," Swiatek said of Tokarczuk.
Her 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life.”
Her favorite tennis player: Rafael Nadal
Her dream doubles partner: Also Nadal.
"But he's not playing any mixed doubles, so it's impossible to play with him," she laughed.
And something fun she might do with her nearly $2 million in prize money:
"My dream is to buy a yacht and to swim around Polish lakes," Swiatek said, again following in the footsteps of Nadal.
As Swiatek continues to come into her own, certainly her life and career won't be exactly the same as Nadal's. But being co-champions with him at Roland Garros sure is an amazing start.