Swiatek Issues Honest Statement On Demanding Two Weeks After Dubai Exit

Swiatek Issues Honest Statement On Demanding Two Weeks After Dubai Exit

by Zachary Wimer

Iga Swiatek had an interesting stay in the Middle East, winning the trophy at the Qatar Open in Doha but failing to do the same at the Dubai Championships.

Overall, the experience in the Middle East this year was pretty positive for the world number one. She didn't have any high hopes ahead of the WTA 1000 tournament in Doha, but thanks to some really solid tennis she won the trophy at the Qatar Open.

By doing so, Swiatek matched a pretty rare achievement as she won the event for three consecutive years. She then moved to Dubai, hoping to go one step further than last year when she made the final, but she actually stumbled one step earlier by losing in the semi-finals.

It was a pretty upsetting loss for her, but she struggled with fatigue for much of the event, so ultimately, it wasn't that bad of a loss. After all of that, she took a minute to reflect on the fortnight on social media.

"So...my main thought is that I enjoyed the challenge and solving problems but now I'm glad to have some time to recover. Intense two tournaments, resilience, focus, some quality matches and great fights. Overall I'm proud of myself and my team for these few weeks post-Melbourne."

Swiatek on social media

"We did our best, I performed well, kept my standards high and I'm looking forward to sunny California. And let me say this again, what a week for Jasmine and Anna. Excited to see more players having deep runs and performing well."

She'll now take some days to rest up before going to California for the Indian Wells Open. It's a pretty important part of the season, especially since she triumphed both in Indian Wells and Miami before. There will be some big expectations for her there, especially after failing to close out Dubai the way she wanted.


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