June 20, 2024

Iga Swiatek believes that she can win tournaments on any surface and has learned always to back herself for success.
Swiatek has been successful on hard courts and clay but hasn’t adjusted to grass.
She feels that unduly focusing on a surface type or anything else that she cannot control is a recipe for disaster.

“On the one hand I learned how to not focus on things I don’t have any influence on, just accept them,” Iga Swiatek said from Miami.
“On the other hand, I don’t know, I just believe that I have abilities to play on any surface.

“I was kind of in a positive attitude. This experience has taught me that there’s no need to worry or panic, you just have to really use every minute on court to be focused and get the right feeling. That’s all you can do. You don’t know if it’s going to come or not.”

Swiatek gave an update on where she is with her reading recently.

She has just finished reading The Armour of Light by historical fiction novelist Ken Follett and says that she is on to a shorter Polish title next.

“I read the newest Ken Follett book which was pretty long. Now I’m reading one Polish novel, pretty short, but fun to read.

“I don’t know what’s going to be next.”

Swiatek commented on the future of coaching on court revealing that she thinks some players would use the facility more than others with a few players unwilling to take instruction mid-match.

“Honestly, when I came on tour, there was more and more coaching every season basically,” Swiatek said.

“The best way to deal with it is to talk with your team and tell them what you want or what not. Sometimes it’s not easy to have these interactions because there’s a lot of emotions as well.”

Swiatek admits that stray thoughts can be her worst enemy.

“Well, because you can’t control your thoughts usually, you know,” Swiatek said.

“They will come. The question is how are you going to handle them and what are you going to do with them? But usually when you don’t want to think about something it’s going to start popping in your head anyway. It’s not easy to control that. I think that’s why.”

The world No 1 adds that she is working hard on improving her serve in a drive to add another dimension to her game.

“I’m always kind of focusing on my serve,” Swiatek said.
“I feel like it’s, you know — I mean, I was the kind of player that just pushed the ball into the court to start the rally or something, but now I feel like I can do more with my serve, so I’m trying to make proper decisions.”

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