Iga Swiatek, the current world number one, says she would prefer to avoid putting too much pressure on herself, but she acknowledges that may not be possible given the publicity around her performance in 2022. The 21-year-old Swiatek will begin her summer on hard courts in Toronto at a WTA 1000 competition.
Swiatek has competed in six WTA 1000 events in 2022 and has won six WTA 1000 championships during that time. According to Swiatek, “I know there are many players that accomplished even more, but I’m very proud of what I did in the first part of the season.”
“I’m hoping that since I don’t have to prove anything, I may play more freely. On the other side, it can also put pressure on me, so I’m just trying to focus on getting ready for the future rather than dwelling on the past.”
Swiatek: I hope I won’t simply be concerned about winning.
I simply hope that I won’t only be concerned with winning since I also want to work on improving certain aspects of my game, Swiatek stated.
“We had some extra time to practice following Wimbledon and Roland Garros. So I’m hoping to put those concepts into practice.” Swiatek began a five-month winning streak in the latter part of February. In the third round of Wimbledon, Swiatek unexpectedly lost to Alize Cornet after winning 37 straight games.
Swiatek won six titles during her astounding run of 37 victories straight victories. At the beginning of her career, Swiatek wasn’t really a force on hard courts, but she is now regarded as one of the greatest. Swiatek has won 17 straight matches on hard courts, including back-to-back Sunshine Double championships at Indian Wells and Miami. The top-seeded player in the Toronto main draw, Swiatek, receives a bye in the opening round of the competition.