'I Don't Need To Prove Anything': Swiatek Remains Grounded After Another Wimbledon Win

'I Don't Need To Prove Anything': Swiatek Remains Grounded After Another Wimbledon Win

by Zachary Wimer

Iga Swiatek has been playing solid tennis on grass, extending her winning streak to 21 matches, but she doesn't feel that she has to prove anything at Wimbledon.

The grass is not the Pole's favorite surface. Even so, she is the world number one player on the WTA Tour, which obviously means she can play solid tennis on any surface.

You don't become world number one without any reason, and her performances this year certainly proved that. With two wins at this year's Wimbledon Championships, Swiatek is up to 21 wins in a row, which is an amazing achievement.

At the moment, however, she's not really stressed about how far she can go at the tournament. She's not playing the event as if she has to prove something, even though some people believe that she does.

"I’m playing on a different surface, I have different challenges here and I’m focusing on them and not the statistics. I want to get better here, on grass, so that’s my main goal – I don’t feel like I need to prove anything because it’s a totally different story. I’m starting with a blank space and just going with it."

Swiatek on playing at Wimbledon

Many expect Swiatek to be competitive at Wimbledon both this year and in the years after, which is quite possible. She's too good not to be competitive, but there definitely isn't an urgency from her side to really prove she can win the grass-court major.

She'll just play the events match by match and live with the result. Her main focus for the rest of the season is the Olympics, and everything else comes second.

For now, however, she will focus on her campaign at SW19, which will continue in the third round with a match against Yulia Putintseva from Kazakhstan.


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