Iga Swiatek: 'Tennis Community Should Be Together To Stop Russian Aggression'

Iga Swiatek: 'Tennis Community Should Be Together To Stop Russian Aggression'

by Alfredo Bassanelli

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Iga Swiatek proved the best at the Roland Garros once again and now she can finally catch up with all the news she's missed in the past two weeks.

Swiatek is a very socially aware player in regard to the current ongoings in the world. She advocates for mental health, supports organizations that do and gets involved in all kinds of charities including an exhibition event for Ukraine hosted in Poland.

When she's on a tennis court, Swiatek mostly focuses on herself calling the whole experience 'her bubble'. It allows her to focus on tennis alone and not get distracted by anything else. The downside of that is that she misses a lot of what is going around her though she catches up after the event.

I know that it may be weird, because I should, you know, be aware what's going on, but it's like the best way for me to really be focused and do my job properly. After the tournaments, as you said, I always take time to kind of catch up with everything that was going on.

It worked for her as she won her 3rd Roland Garros trophy with an entertaining performance in the final. She was entertaining after the match as well dropping part of the trophy during the ceremony, something she apologized for after the ceremony. Swiatek also used the opportunity to call for unity in tennis against the aggression on Ukraine, a cause she supported from the start.

Well, the only thing I can kind of say is just to like repeat myself and my views on how we as tennis community, I don't know, should be kind of together in doing like every effort to make the Russian aggression stop.

She also paid tribute to her fellow players from Ukraine calling their situation incredibly difficult. Swiatek spoke a few times about those players doing tremendous things considering what's going on back home admitting that she wasn't sure how she would handle it.

My support goes to all the Ukrainians, because I know that their situation isn't easy. Like if I would be in their shoes, I don't know if I would be able to compete, honestly. So I really, really respect them, and I want to kind of keep my focus on doing what's gonna be right for them.


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