All you need to know about about Jasmine Paolini; the 28-year-old Italian who storms into final to face world no. 1 Iga Swiatek at Roland Garros 2024

Tennis star Jasmine Paolini seems to have been in magnificent form since 2023. The 28-year-old has made history by reaching the finals of the French Open in 2024.

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Tennis star Jasmine Paolini seems to have been in magnificent form since 2023. The 28-year-old has made history by reaching the finals of the French Open in 2024. Notably, the Italian-born star has recently outclassed Mirra Andreeva and placed herself in the final game. She is set to face world number one Iga Swiatek in the epic final showdown, and the star player has the full chance and capability to thrash world number one Swiatek in the finals.

Paolini has the full chance to send shockwaves into the tennis fraternity if she defeats the 23-year-old in the final game of Roland Garros, and she will become the first Italian to win the title since 2010 when Francesca Schiavone won the title. The 28-year-old has been making bold headlines since she made it to the final of Roland Garros. It seems that she is set to become a favourite of many more fans in the coming years, owing to her rapid rise in the tennis world.

In the same vein, here are the three lesser-known facts about Jasmine Paolini, who is set to be seen in action against Iga Swiatek on June 8.

1. Paolini picked tennis over swimming during her childhood days

The 28-year-old started playing tennis at the age of 5. However, she had to deal with the choices, as she was great at swimming as well as tennis. However, she decided to follow in her uncle's footsteps. She said in an interview that she has always enjoyed tennis and has been struck with it since day 1.

"I remember that my father and my mother told me, you have to choose one sport to do. In Bagni Di Lucca there was all tennis or a swimming pool and because of my uncle who was playing tennis, I decided to go to play. I enjoyed it a lot ever since I started it. I really enjoyed to be at the tennis club," Paolini said.

2. Paolini can speak in Polish despite her Italian heritage

The 28-year-old star is also aware of the Polish language. Notably, she was recently asked a question about her Polish language during the 2024 French Open run, and she replied that she isn't fluent but knows enough to speak and understand.

“I try to speak in Polish, but it’s not easy. I’m a little bit shy because I’m not feeling really confident in it. So, yeah, I try to speak Polish, but it’s not easy for me," the Italian said.

3. She is an Instagram 'lurker'

The Italian-born star loved to spend her time on social media, especially Instagram. The 28-year-old has revealed that she loves to listen to pop music and uses WhatsApp a lot to chat with her friends.

The great star has around 200 posts on her Instagram account. "But I'm not so social. I don't like to post a lot. I'm a lurker!" she said.

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