The Polish woman does not appear to be 19 years old Iga Swiatek. Neither in her physique, nor in the way she develops on a tennis court, especially within what is going on in this edition of. Roland Garros.
The current number 48 in the world in the WTA ranking has plenty of weapons to be able to get excited in the Bois de Boulogne; in addition, the results also support it.
So far in his campaign in Paris, the European did not yield sets. In her five previous appearances, the tightest quarter she had been in the second round against Taipei native Hsieh Su-Wei, who won 6-4.
In the second round, Swiatek erased from the stadium Philippe Chatrier Romanian Simona Halep (1st favorite) beating it 6-1 and 6-2. From there, the lights of Paris began to point towards who is the best teenager located in the world ranking above Coco Gauff and Amanda Anisimova.
Swiatek is another of the many players who took advantage of the tennis break due to the pandemic. Finished his secondary studies And, in addition, he began to shape his mental training, keys according to his own words, to be able to have that state of form.
“Mental toughness is one of the most important things in tennis at the moment because all the players can do it at a great level. That’s why I like to develop myself in that aspect. And Daria (her psychologist) helps me a lot in that, it’s like if you could read my mind, “Swiatek said at a press conference after beating Halep when asked about her interest in psychology.
Despite her young age, the Polish woman knows well what it is to put the flag of her country on top: in 2016 she won the Junior Fed Cup with her compatriots and in 2018, at the Youth Olympic Games, she won the gold medal in doubles with Kaja Juvan.
The one born in Warsaw sports are in his blood. Her father, Tomasz, was an Olympic rower and played the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the most important event where she defended the colors of her country.
In the semifinals of Roland Garros his rival will be Argentina Nadia podoroska. Presumably, a match in that context is at least challenging for someone her age. However, Swiatek does not succumb at key moments: so far in his career, He won the seven finals that he played between tournaments W15, W25 and even W60, all corresponding to the ITF circuit.