World No. 9 Iga Swiatek was extremely satisfied with the way she performed against Rebecca Peterson in the Australian Open second round. Swiatek dismantled Peterson 6-2 6-2 to reach the Australian Open third round. "Just starting the match with confidence was pretty important for me," Swiatek said after the match, per the WTA website.
"I felt like I was dominating from the beginning, and after getting a couple of breaks, it was much easier to go forward. That was the key, basically. "I was ready for everything. But I knew she's going to play probably heavy forehand, a lot of topspin.
I didn't want to let her play her game on the forehand, so basically I knew that if we were going to, for example, play backhand cross-court, I'm going to have more [of an] advantage. "Going forehand on forehand, it may be pretty equal.
I just knew this kind of stuff. But my coach wanted me to kind of have a game plan on every point, so we weren't talking really specifically about every aspect of the game. It was more like [an] overall idea."
Swiatek a book lover
After her win over Peterson, Swiatek spoke about her passion for reading books.
"Since the US Open, I've read 'Gone with the Wind' & I cried a lot so it had a lot of impact on my emotional being (smiling). After that I've read 'Little Life' I don't know if you know this one," Swiatek said, per Tennis Majors.
"It's kind of hard book because the topics are heavy. It had a lot of impact because it was heavy. I don't want to say a lot because it's going to spoil it if somebody wants to read it.I like to read some easy stuff so I can rest,but this one was an exception &I really liked it." Swiatek plays next Daria Kasatkina.