Lindsey Vonn reacts to Iga Swiatek and Naomi Osaka's thrilling 2R match at the French Open 

Lindsey Vonn and Iga Swiatek
Lindsey Vonn and Iga Swiatek | Getty Images

Lindsey Vonn recently reacted to the thrilling 2R match between Iga Swiatek and Naomi Osaka. The match fueled great anticipation among fans as this was the first time these two players faced each other since 2022.

Lindsey Vonn has been an avid tennis enthusiast and was spotted at the Madrid Open last month. Vonn, who was recovering from a partial knee replacement surgery, went on the courts of Madrid to cheer on her favorite tennis stars.

She was seen cheering for Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff, and Caroline Wozniacki. Moreover, she congratulated Swiatek after her remarkable win at the tournament. Currently, Vonn has been following the ongoing French Open very closely.

The match between Iga Swiatek and Naomi Osaka at the tournament was a visual treat for fans as both players pushed their limits. It was eventually the World No. 1 who won with a score of 7-6 (1), 1-6, 7-5. Lindsey Vonn took to X to express her elation in witnessing the incredible match. Reacting to a tweet by the former World No. 1 Chris Evert, Vonn agreed that it was worthy to be a grand slam final match.

"This match....... 🔥💪🏼👊worthy of a final," tweeted Chris Evert.

Agreeing with that, Vonn replied:

"1000%!!."
"An amazing match!!," she wrote in response to WTA's post.

Iga Swiatek looks up to Lindsey Vonn as an inspiration

Alpine Skiing Ladies Downhill - Day 6
Alpine Skiing Ladies Downhill - Day 6

Lindsey Vonn has inspired a generation throughout her career with her fierce competitiveness, determination, and never-give-up attitude. Iga Swiatek opened up about being inspired by the Alpine skiing legend during a post-match press conference at the Madrid Open.

“I feel like for sure she’s the person to talk to if I need advice or I just want to talk to somebody who’s cool, because she’s really cool. We’ve been actually kind of talking about also, the mental game here. She gave me some tips, so maybe she wanted to be part of the team," she said.
But for sure you can feel like, I don’t know, her power even with the way she talks and her confidence. So for sure this is something that I might learn from her," she added. (2:42)

Apart from inspiring the upcoming generation of athletes, Vonn is taking several initiatives to be an integral part of the growth of women's sports. Earlier this year, she became a part owner of the Utah Royals FC, a team that would be making a comeback in the National Women's Soccer League.

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