Iga Swiatek gives an honest analysis of her victory over Vondrousova

The Pole talked about the match won against the Czech at the press conference, analyzing what happened

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Iga Swiatek gives an honest analysis of her victory over Vondrousova
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Iga Swiastek beat Marketa Vondrousova in her Chentumal group match at the WTA Finals 2023, and she shared an honest analysis of her win. The first day of the year-end Master groups ended in Cancun, Mexico. As mentioned, the players drawn in the Chetumal Group were involved, which boasts among its participants the Polish champion number 2 in the world, who won in 2 sets against the Czech and Wimbledon champion with a score of 7-6 (3) 6-0.

In the first set, the Pole found herself down 2 breaks at a score of 5-2 before recovering them and winning the tie-break. In the press conference, Swiatek underlined her terrible approach to the match before the comeback and victory of the opening set.

Iga Swiatek gives an honest analysis of her victory over Vondrousova

"I'm not sure how I did it, what I know is that I started the match very badly. The rallies went well, but I always ended up missing the last shot. I needed to be much more precise, much more patient, not to rush.

I took advantage of one of those breaks to reset and implement all these tips, although I admit that at 2-5 down I didn't think I could win the set, which changed completely at the beginning of the second. I think she had her chances in the first set and didn't take advantage of them; so, the only thing I could do was keep fighting.

Today was a tough match. There are times when I stop too long in the middle of the court, that's why I don't play well when I approach the net, because I don't finish these approaches well, it's as if I launch myself towards the net before I should," explained the Pole.

Iga then added: "It's a mix of several factors, when I start to feel that feeling with the pitch and the ball everything else comes later, even if today the match had the difficulty of being against an opponent who changes your game a lot.

I knew the start would be tough, that there would be some long points that I couldn't win, but that's okay. It's in those moments that you have to keep working until things get resolved, as happened in the second set." We remind you that the Pole will return to the court on November 1st against Coco Gauff, on the second day of her group.

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