Iga Swiatek opens up on anxiety she felt leading up to US Open

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Iga Swiatek opens up on anxiety she felt leading up to US Open

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek revealed she felt anxiety leading up to the US Open. After Swiatek's run of 37 wins came to an end at Wimbledon, she experienced a drop in form. Leading up to the US Open, Swiatek suffered shock back-to-back round-of-16 exits at the WTA 1000 events in Toronto and Cincinnati.

Swiatek arrived to the Us Open with a 2-2 record on hard courts during the summer, but then made it all the way at Flushing Meadows to win her third Grand Slam title. "There were voices of anxiety about what was happening to me after I lost a single match.

I knew that after this first half of the season there has to be a decline in form. It is a natural cycle in sports, but it was difficult anyway," Swiatek told Dominik Senkowski.

Swiatek learned a valuable lesson at the US Open

Leading up to the US Open, Swiatek was clearly struggling with her game and there were definitely concerns regarding her game.

At the US Open, Swiatek wasn't really as dominant as she was earlier this year but still managed to go all the way and win the title. But Swiatek learned a valuable lesson in New York as know she knows how to win ugly. "I always wanted to entertain the audience but in US Open I had to learn to win without fireworks.

And that is the most valuable lesson for me," Swiatek explained.

For several years now, Swiatek has been working with sports psychologist Daria Abramowicz.

"I don't know if there is such a thing as a winning mentality once given. Daria helps me with this. I can see the effects and I do not know if a year ago, in a similar challenging situation, I would have overcome as many difficulties as in this year's US Open," Swiatek said.

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