Linda Noskova stopped Iga Swiatek's run at the Australian Open 2023, completing a stunning comeback with a final score of 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Excluding 2022, the year in which she reached the semifinals, Swiatek has never managed to perform well at the Australian Open.
WTA No.1 has participated in the Australian Major six times. She stopped on one occasion in the second and third rounds, on three occasions in the round of 16 and lost the penultimate act of the tournament against Danielle Collins.
A negative path, considering the value of Swiatek and the results she achieved in the Slams. At the press conference, the Pole surprised the media present, sharing how she has no regrets regarding the elimination in the 3rd round of the Happy Slam.
Swiatek has no regrets about the degeat against Noskova
"I don't have many thoughts about the match right now. I'll watch it and analyze the things I did wrong. I felt like I had everything under control before she broke my serve in the second set. I had a couple of chances and I didn't take advantage of them, which is a shame. I would have liked to do more, but I played hastily and without naturalness. I guess I'll have to work on some things to feel more comfortable here next year.
Physically and mentally I was fine. It was difficult to read her report, it reflects the style of Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina. In this tournament I didn't respond as usual. I did everything I could to make it all work, but technically it didn't work. But I did what you could and I have no regrets. I definitely would have liked to play this one better though," analyzed Iga.
"Last year I had doubts about the entire season after the defeat in Australia; now it's different. I will have many opportunities to show my game during this season. I didn't expect much and just tried to do my job as best I could. I just feel the need to analyze and see what I did wrong.
Last year I went back to work and focused on the next tournaments, and that's what I'll do now too. I was definitely more tense than in other tournaments, especially in the first two rounds. But I think some things just didn't work," she explained.