'I’m 100% sure it’ll empower Iga Swiatek', says psychologist

Iga Swiatek is the queen of Paris, for the fourth time

by Simone Brugnoli
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'I’m 100% sure it’ll empower Iga Swiatek', says psychologist
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Iga Swiatek is the queen of Paris, for the fourth time. Nothing to do for Italian Jasmine Paolini, who had to surrender to the greatness of the Polish champion, who once again manifested her superiority on clay, on which she seems to have no rivals.

Just when Rafael Nadal, the authentic symbol of Roland Garros, is about to close his incredible career, the Paris Slam has discovered a new dominatrix. who aims to write her name for a long time to come. Swiatek thanks to this success has set new milestones that could hardly be lowered.

Iga Swiatek
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In fact, Iga is the youngest player to win four Roland Garros. Better than legends such as Steffi Graf to Chris Evert to whom this feat succeeded only after the age of 25. To the Warsaw native this has succeeded at only 23 years of age.

But it did not end there. Another fact gives insight into Swiatek's dominance on these courts. Over the course of this tournament, Iga lost 'only' 11 games, from the round of 16, to the title. Numbers never seen in Paris.

To read such data we have to move to other tournaments, such as Us Open and Wimbledon, where Navratilova and Evert achieved such results. Iga Swiatek’s psychologist – Daria Abramowicz – reflected on the World No.1’s rise.

Iga Swiatek shatters new records in Paris

"I can see so many things in every single point. Sally Jenkins, in the book The Right Call, wrote this one sentence that stuck with me forever: 'Discipline means freedom,' so if you ask me one thing I see: it’s discipline," Daria Abramowicz said.

"The key was: being close to yourself, remembering what you wanted to do, keeping your standards high and your expectations low. I am proud of Iga Swiatek, because it was so hard. From that perspective, I’m 100% sure it’ll empower her," she added.

The Polish champion made these statements on the sidelines of the awards ceremony: “I love this tournament so much.

Iga Swiatek
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Every year I can’t wait to go back. It was really exciting. I thank with all my heart all the people who work around me. To my family, for supporting me. Thanks to them that today I can play at these levels.”

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