Iga ¦wi ± tek has successfully performed in the WTA 500 tournament in Adelaide. The Polish woman reached the semi-finals, in which she finally turned out to be weaker than Ashleigh Barty (2: 6, 4: 6). Earlier, the eighth racket of the WTA ranking defeated Daria Saville, Leylah Fernandez and Wiktoria Azarenka. Swiatek decided not to take part in the WTA 500 tournament in Sydney. “After an intense period of preparation and the tournament in Adelaide, my body needs more rest. I feel a slight pain in the area of the ribs” – wrote the Polish woman on Twitter.
Iga Świątek reveals how he deals with hate. “I can see that I am not living up to expectations”
Iga Świątek organized a question and answer session via Instagram. Fans could ask a tennis player a question, but not only in the context of the discipline she practiced. Christmas after one of the questions raised the topic of hate. “I have not read comments under posts for some time, I can see that I do not meet the fans’ expectations. Reading such comments is not pleasant and motivating. Fortunately, I have never conditioned self-confidence by what is written about me on the Internet” – wrote Świątek.
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The 2020 Roland Garros winner also shared what she learned from Bethanie Mattek-Sands about doubles competition. “I learned a lot from her about doubles tactics and how optimism and energy help even in the toughest match situations” – added the Pole. Does Świątek watch a lot of tennis? “When I was little, I didn’t watch tennis at all. Now I watch the most interesting matches and watch my matches to analyze them,” said the 20-year-old.
Iga Świątek will meet her first rival at the Australian Open on Thursday, January 13 at 9:00 a.m. Polish time. This is when the official draw for the ladders for men and women will take place. In the two previous editions, Świątek ended the competition in the fourth round. In 2021, the Romanian Simona Halep (6: 3, 1: 6, 4: 6) turned out to be better, and two years Swiatek was defeated by Estonian Anett Kontaveit (7: 6, 5: 7, 5: 7).