Swiatek Admits To Struggling With Off-Court Pressure During Roland Garros Triumph

Swiatek Admits To Struggling With Off-Court Pressure During Roland Garros Triumph

by Sebastian Dahlman

Iga Swiatek is the best player in the world right now, but the Polish player is only human admitting to struggling with pressure.

The Polish player achieved her main goal of winning the Roland Garros recently as she won her 4th Grand Slam trophy at the event. It was her 3rd Roland Garros trophy, and a very open Swiatek admitted that it was the toughest one yet.

She flirted with losing the final match more than once in the final set but ultimately rallied to win against a very inspired Karolina Muchova. It was a very pivotal win for Swiatek, who struggled with confidence for much of the year because her results weren't on the level of previous years. In a recent interview with Polish media, Swiatek talked about the event.

Winning Roland Garros was kind of my goal, so I'm immensely proud of that and very happy about it. In women's tennis, it's been a long time since anyone managed to defend the title in the Grand Slam tournament.

I must admit that there was a lot of pressure, the tournament was not easy. In the first matches, despite the fact that I had control in most situations, I felt that I was not playing my best tennis, that I had to refine it, it had to get going during the tournament. I also struggled with pressure off the court.

The crucial wins came later at the event, especially the one against Beatriz Haddad Maia, which was the first one that looked very complicated for Swiatek. After she got that done, the Polish player found the strength to go all the way.

That's why I'm so proud that we made it and I won this tournament, especially looking at this final and semifinals. Tie-break with Haddad Maia, return in the third set with Muchova. These are situations where I actually had to show my heart and I'm glad I did.


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