The 19 year old, Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek beat Sofia Kenin on Saturday’s final to become the lowest ranked women’s champion at Roland Garros.
“Basically I was in shock for the next three days,” Swiatek told BBC Sport in a short time after her return to Poland.
“I couldn’t tell you my emotions, because even I don’t understand them. I feel like I kind of made history”
She go on to say: “It’s pretty crazy here. I feel like my life changed completely and I’m trying to get used to that. I left a different Poland that I came back to, because right now I’m kind of popular here.
“I’m doing pretty well, but if I’m going to have any problems, then Naomi (Osaka) texted me that I can always ask her for advice or for support.
“We had a quick chat on social media right after the final. I feel like I am supported, so it is great.”
“I always wanted to win all four Grand Slams and to have an Olympic medal, and I always thought of it as a dream,” Swiatek said.
“But right now, when I actually won French Open, it stopped like being so distant for me.”
Swiatek paid tribute to her youthful coaching team, whom she describes as a “second family”, and to her travelling sports psychologist Daria Abramowicz.
“I know that if I have tough times, and it’s the middle of the night, I can always call her and she’s going to pick up'” she said.