'Weight Of Poland On My Shoulders': Swiatek To Have Short Film About Her Released

'Weight Of Poland On My Shoulders': Swiatek To Have Short Film About Her Released

by Zachary Wimer

Iga Swiatek is the biggest name in the world of tennis in Poland, and she's heading towards becoming one of the most important athletes in the country ever.

The Polish player already has a Hall of Fame career with four Grand Slam trophies to her name and many more titles. She's been number one for over 100 weeks now, and it doesn't look like she's slowing down in any way.

Her back-to-back triumphs this year in Madrid and Rome cemented her as the number-one favorite for the upcoming Roland Garros, and she aims to win her fourth Grand Slam trophy in Paris, and fifth overall.

She's still only 22, so she can be overwhelmed from time to time. This year is pivotal for her career because the Olympic Games are played as well, and since it's an event where she will represent her country, it will certainly add to the pressure.

Many fans expect her to win the gold, especially back home in Poland, where she is revered for her achievements. However, the flip side of having so much success is the expectations, and many have criticized her for not playing the Billie Jean King Cup before.

Failing at the Olympic Games would certainly earn her more criticism, even though she will certainly give it her all. When you're the best, anything but winning the trophy can become a failure for some.

As she has the weight of the country on her shoulders, Swiatek will open up more about how it feels to be the world no. 1, followed by many in an upcoming short film shoot by her sponsor On.

The short film will be released on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024, and it will be called 'Beyond Number One.'

"I just often have situations where I feel the whole weight of Poland on my shoulders. I would just like to give inspiration to the younger generation that you may in a sense dream."

Swiatek in the short film


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