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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday March 17, 2024

Indian Wells – Iga Swiatek may be a generally reserved character, but she doesn’t feel out of place at all mixing it up with top flight celebrities. She proved that on Sunday when she spent some time with Zendaya, who was visiting the BNP Paribas Open to take in both the men’s and women’s singles finals.

Asked about the meeting after her 6-4, 6-0 victory over Maria Sakkari, the Pole said it was cool to have some time with the Euphoria star, who has won Emmy and Golden Globe awards.

“For sure, meeting Zendaya was crazy, but on the other hand, she's a human like all of us,” Swiatek said. “So I was just happy that she's enjoying tennis and she's having this movie with a tennis theme coming out. So that should be really exciting. She can practice with me any time if she wants to.”

Zendaya will start in the Luca Guadagnino picture “Challengers” about a player who signs up to compete in a challenger event against the former lover of his wife and coach.

“For sure it was fun and she's a really great person,” Swiatek said. “I feel pretty privileged that I'm in this place where I can meet these kind of people.”