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2022/04/19 | Stuttgart | Press Release

All-Access Hour with Iga Swiatek

“My goal is to be as consistent as possible”

Stuttgart. The Pole Iga Swiatek has been heading the WTA rankings for the past two weeks. She is also on a 19-match winning streak. However, the 20-year-old does not feel under any pressure, also thanks to working closely with a sports psychologist. The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix first timer spoke about...
...her first impressions of the tournament site and Centre Court:
“I love the Porsche Arena site. I have heard a lot about the tournament but was still pretty surprised that everything looks so lovely. As for the court, I still feel like I need two more practices to get used to the surface, but I think I’m ready because the transition from hard court to clay court is pretty quick for me. So we’re going to see.”
...her world ranking and how long she would like to stay there:
“Well honestly, I’m not thinking about that right now because I’m just focussing on my next match and next goals. I’ve never been in a situation like this and it’s pretty hard to know how long I’m going to stay there. My goal is to be as consistent as possible. Just continuing what I was doing is going to help for sure. I first want to focus on my performance.”
...the feeling of being the world No. 1:
“It feels the same as before because the courts are the same, my opponents are the same and I feel like I still have the same goals. On the other hand, I feel like people treat me differently and I feel like there is more pressure and more obligations and more jobs to do off court but on court I would say that nothing has changed. I have the same people I talk to and the same friends that have known me even before I was Top 100. I have that kind of base.”
...the start of the clay court season and its challenges:
“Switching the surfaces is not the hardest thing for me. Playing on this surface here is more challenging because I have never played in Stuttgart before and the court is a little slippery. But I know that the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix comes at the right moment between the hard courts in USA and the normal clay. I’m really looking forward to the clay season even when it is going to be intense and I’ll have to be physically fit.”
...her 19-match unbeaten streak:
“For me it doesn’t feel like I have to carry something. I want to look at it from a positive perspective and I want the streak to give me confidence and give me more motivation and a push. Even if I lose the next match, it wouldn’t be so bad. It’s impossible to keep the streak for ever so I’m ready to put in the really hard work to win the next match.”
...working together with a sports psychologist:
“At first when I wanted to work with a psychologist, I mainly wanted to work on the things that are happening on the court. But then I realised that everything that is going on in my life actually influences my performance. So right now we’re working on everything basically.”

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All-Access Hour with Iga Swiatek - "My goal is to be as consistent as possible"

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