She said: “The war is still going on, it must be said, because many have short memories; the media too. You have to remind people what the really important things are.”
Iga Swiatek won the tournament in Warsaw, Poland on July 30th. A win that gave her a lot of confidence ahead of the American hard-court season.She said about: “I’m feeling really good. I’ve had some very intense training these days.
Feelings are good after the tournament in Warsaw and I can’t wait to play my first match in Montreal.”The Pole will have to defend the title won at the US Open in 2022 and the top of the ranking. The number one threat is Aryna Sabalenka, who wasted her big chance at Wimbledon.It will be enough for Swiatek to improve on the result achieved in Toronto last year, when she stopped in the round of 16, to leave Montreal looking at all her rivals from top to bottom.
Swiatek and the war in Ukraine: “I respect Svitolina a lot”
Iga explained in the press conference: “Last year, at this time of the season, I had to think about some technical tricks to improve.This year things are different and I have much more confidence.
Playing in Warsaw changed my perspective, because last year it was not easy to switch from clay to hard courts. It’s easier for me now, there are no further obstacles.Looking at the results, I’m happy. But I still need to gain experience and learn to handle some situations better.
I played two games on the same day in Warsaw because of the rain. I knew that I had to finish my semi and that there would also be the final if I won both.It wasn’t easy, I also felt the pressure. The best lesson is to find yourself in these situations.
I’m still learning, but I have to be proud of what I’ve achieved so far.Wozniacki? Even though he doesn’t represent Poland, we know that his parents are Polish and he speaks our language very well. She was one of those people who was able to show me that I could do it.
She is a great source of inspiration.When we met in Toronto, I realized that I could win games against the best players. That game was very important. I remember losing the first set 0-6 and being able to turn the game around.”Swiatek always wears the Ukrainian flag on his cap during her matches; gesture much appreciated by Elina Svitolina: “It’s great what she’s doing.
It represents the right values, it’s not easy for Ukrainian athletes to compete at the moment. I really respect what she is doing after becoming a mother. I am happy that a person like her represents the right values. The war is still going on, it must be said, because many have short memories; the media too. You have to remind people what the really important things are.”