Iga Swiatek's sweet revenge: "Potapova always beat me as a Junior"

The Polish tennis player analyzed the 4th round match she won against the Russian

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Iga Swiatek's sweet revenge: "Potapova always beat me as a Junior"
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Iga Swiatek like a hurricane! The WTA No.1 tennis player literally swept away Anastasia Potapova in the 4th round of the Roland Garros, humiliating the Russian tennis player with a bagel that left no escape: 6-0 6-0 in 40 minutes. An absolute superiority for the tennis player who is dominating the clay-swing. As mentioned, the match ended in 40 minutes and was the shortest match of the professional career of the Polish tennis player, who she took a sweet revenge against the Russian, who always defeated her in the Juniors.

"Honestly, it makes no sense to think about it, but I had just such a thought. It lasted two seconds and then I concentrated on my work because it's the best thing I can do. I don't think I won against her, and I lost some heartbreaking matches for me. Like the Orange Bowl semifinal when I had match point, and I lost here when I had a pretty good tournament, and I lost to, yeah, Potapova and a couple of others. We always played back to back the other, like, European championships or something like that. Obviously I thought times had changed a little because I remember she was always the player who beat me," she told at the press conference.

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Swiatek also talked about the epic challenge between Novak Djokovic and Lorenzo Musetti, who finished their match late at night in Paris. At the press conference, the media asked WTA No.1 how much of a problem it is in tennis when matches start late and end after midnight. Thinking yes abourt the players, but also of the ball boys and security personnel.

"Yes, I was always one of the players who said we should have started a little earlier. Also, I don't know if fans watch these games if they have to go to work the next day or something when the games end at 2 or 3 in the morning. It does not depend on us. We must accept everything that will happen to us. Obviously, everyone thinks for themselves, and that's why I've always looked at it from the player's point of view. It's not easy to play and it's not like we'll fall asleep an hour after the game. It usually takes like four hours just to relax, and you have to do recovery, average. It's not like the work ends at match point," said the Pole.

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