Iga Swiatek opens on how she feels about playing in front of sold out crowd

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Iga Swiatek opens on how she feels about playing in front of sold out crowd

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek has been winning a lot over the last two months and her matches draw now draw lots of attention. On Sunday, a good number of Polish fans came to support Swiatek during the Stuttgart final. Playing in front of a sold out crowd and in front of a big number of Polish fans wasn't a problem for Swiatek, who destroyed Sabalenka 6-2 6-2 to win her fourth consecutive title.

"I am kind of used to it, but still I want to use it the right way in matches when I have the right situations. I saw before some matches where players took a lot from the crowd and they could come back in matches. But it's pretty easy for me because I always wanted to play for people and it's natural for me to be in front of the crowd.

The first few matches after Covid it was pretty hard to focus properly but honestly, I love it," Swiatek told the WTA Insider Podcast.

Swiatek enjoyed one day off in Stuttgat

Swiatek's popularity has massively increased over the last two months and she is now constantly in the spotlight and center of attention.

In Stuttgart, Swiatek got one day where she didn't have to do media duties or any activities. "I just got one day off. I wanted to have some peaceful time in my hotel room because before I had Billie Jean King Cup and then I had to practice here and think a lot about the surface and analyze a lot.

So I used this day off to rest properly and not be occupied by all the stuff that is going on. The amount of media and autographs I've done since Doha has been kind of crazy. For sure having this one day off helped me recover better. I'm not saying it's a negative thing. It's just new things you have to do," Swiatek said.