Iga Swiatek reached the second round of the Australian Open 2021 after the excellent performance against Arantxa Rus: Iga defeated her rival with the final score of 6-1 6-3, in an hour and 16 minutes. The reigning French Open champion never faced a break point in the opening set, and came back from 2-0 down in the second set to ease to victory.
In the post match interview Iga talked about her performances di lei in the Slams, about the match and bout her di lei next opponent.
She said: "Basically I felt much better than during my first tournament here, much more confident. Even though I had some doubts because I played against Arantxa Rus in Rome, and that wasn't a good match for me, I think I started from a brand-new position.
Iga Swiatek: "In the Slams I always play better"
I just wanted to dominate on court, and I did pretty well, so I'm happy. I just played good tennis. Maybe I made some decisions that weren't perfect, like some of the dropshots, but it's also the first match of the tournament.
I hope I'm going to be playing better and better next round. I don't know how that happens but I always play better on Grand Slams. Maybe it's preparation, maybe it's just the perfect time for me to play. My goal is to be consistent, so I want to play good on basically every tournament.
I'm really happy I play efficient in Grand Slams. About Camila Giorgi, I remember our was a really tough match for me because that was the first match that I played with a player who plays so fast. I think I've made progress sin ce our last match.
I'm going to be prepared for everything because she can play really great tennis, really fast. This surface, it's going to help her. We're going to see what's going to happen. I'm going to be tactically prepared. I'm going to be ready for anything, and just going to play my tennis."