Iga Swiatek, 22, reveals she has moved past the phase when she used to voew every loss "a tragedy" as the Pole now deals with defeats in a much healthier way. Last week, Swiatek made the Montreal semifinal before Jessica Pegula handed the world No 1 a 6-2 6-7 (4) 6-4 loss.
In the third set of that match, Swiatek had a 4-2 lead before suffering a collapse and losing to Pegula. On Wednesday, Swiatek kicked off his Cincinnati campaign with a dominant 6-1 6-0 win over 2022 Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins.
Swiatek delivered an impressive performance against Collins and bounced back from the Montreal semifinal defeat in a very nice way. After beating Collins, Swiatek was asked how she was able to bounce back so impressively.
Swiatek: Before every loss was a tragedy
"Honestly, with so many tournaments on tour, I always feel like I'm going to have a second chance and it's not like the world is ending.
Earlier in my career every loss was a tragedy for me and I needed a couple of days to reset and find new goals. Sometimes it motivated me but sometimes, when I felt like I'm giving my 100% and still lost, it really slowed me down a little bit.
I don't feel like that anymore. Also losing by not much [margin] like that, you have no regrets. When you know you did everything you could that day, it helps because you're going to be proud of yourself anyway. Montreal was much better than last year's tournament, so I'm still proud of myself," Swiatek said on Tennis Channel.
Swiatek has now clinched two wins over Collins in as many weeks. Last week, Swiatek needed three sets to beat Collins in the Montreal quarterfinal. This week, Swiatek dropped just one game en route to beating Collins.
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