Iga Swiatek enjoyed competing in Doha with «low expectations» and noted that he will try to maintain that attitude and approach in the future. In Australia, Swiatek did not look his usual self and later blamed the wrong approach.
Last week in Doha, Swiatek was back in action and went on to win his first title of the year. «Yes, but it also happens because I managed to lower the expectations and I told myself before each match that the conditions are difficult, the tournament is so full that I don’t have to expect from myself that I’m going to, you know, play some tennis. magnificent.
But then, I don’t know, I felt better and better on the court. I didn’t really go back to these thoughts. I just, I don’t know, I really enjoyed playing it. I was really focused on every game, and that’s what I’m most happy about, because at the beginning of the season I felt like my mind was flying sometimes,» Swiatek said, according to sportskeeda.
Swiatek: Hopefully it stays that way.
«I’m happy to be in that state right now, and I hope to continue to be. But you never know. So I’m going to keep my expectations low.» Swiatek added. in Doha, Swiatek looked like the player who dominated last year.
After a first round bye in Doha, Swiatek defeated Danielle Collins 6-0 6-1. In the Doha quarterfinals, Swiatek was scheduled to play Belinda Bencic, but was given a pass by the Swiss. On Friday, Swiatek defeated Veronika Kudermetova 6-0 6-1 to advance to the final.
In the Doha final, Swiatek delivered another brutal performance as she dismantled Jessica Pegula 6-3 6-0. Now, Swiatek is competing at this week’s WTA event in Dubai. In Dubai, Swiatek is the top seed and is bye in the first round. After a first round bye, Swiatek plays Leylah Fernandez, who defeated Julia Grabher.