Defending champion Iga Swiatek bows out of US Open in Round 4

Defending champion Iga Swiatek bows out of US Open in Round 4

Pitches,
you’re still one of the world’s best players,
is that the message that they reinforce to you and her first strike at her timing because she seems so insane when she plays against you.
You just talk about dealing with that.
Well,
is it my call?
Sorry.
Well,
for sure.
I think she plays well against me.
But I mean,
I don’t have any comparison because she always did that.
But we’re good.
But I’m just,
you know,
surprised that my level changed so drastically.
Because usually when I play bad,
I play bad at the beginning.
And then I kind of catch up or just problem solved.
But this time it was totally the opposite.
So I don’t know what happened with my game.
I felt no control suddenly.
And I just have to watch and see.
Because from,
yeah,
I didn’t really know why I was,
I started making so many mistakes.
Just in terms of now that the slam season is kind of over.
Can you just reflect a little bit on how you feel,
from your perspective,
your slam season went.
And then just a few words about the number one.
Well,
for sure.
I’m not happy with my performances on hard courts in terms of the grand sums this year.
But,
you know,
I think overall,
you know,
with my history this season,
I’ve met a pretty good job.
You know,
just staying on a constant level.
Maybe except,
you know,
some matches that I shouldn’t.
But,
but yeah,
I mean,
I’m happy that I’m going to have some time now to practice.
Because I really,
really need that.
And I really miss that.
Because of my injury in,
before,
after in general,
it was before she took it.
I basically had two weeks of practicing besides one week,
you know,
on grass.
And there’s no time to do that when you want to play all these tournaments.
And you miss Miami and you kind of need to,
you know,
play all the other ones.
So I’m just happy that now I’ll have time to just reset and go home for a while.
And just,
you know,
spend time a little bit more differently than on tour.
Any other questions?
To money?
You said you wouldn’t show why you’re making so many errors.
It’s wonder how difficult is it to kind of kind of stop and think and pop themselves when the polls come in?
Well,
usually,
usually it’s kind of easy.
Because I mean,
it’s never easy,
but usually I know what to do.
And usually I can feel what I’m doing wrong.
But this time,
I don’t know,
like,
my mistakes were like so huge.
And I had no idea why suddenly,
you know,
I couldn’t return.
I’m a good returner.
So I was focused on,
you know,
the same things as the first set and the same things overall when,
you know,
my game is working.
So,
so I don’t know.
I don’t know.
I need to watch maybe this will give me some answers.
But overall,
it just,
it doesn’t happen often for me when I start thinking so badly.
You know,
it’s a positive thing overall,
but,
but I’m just surprised a little bit.
So,
I have to analyze.
Will it?
Well,
one bound for me is PN.
You’ve held number one for a long time now.
As of first time,
number one player.
What does that meant to you and what are your thoughts right now about what you would need to do to get back there?
Well,
it meant a lot.
Obviously,
it was great.
But on the other hand,
this last part,
it was pretty exhausting.
I still need to,
you know,
do all this stuff that my team and,
you know,
all these great players like Roger,
Novak or Raphart telling about,
you just have to focus on,
you know,
the tournaments,
not the rankings.
But for me,
I don’t know.
It’s,
like,
I love,
I mean,
usually I’m not looking at numbers,
but overall,
like,
I love them.
I would love to,
like,
extend this record a little bit longer.
This is something that,
you know,
when I was younger,
I actually kind of wanted to break some record or have something.
You know,
I already did that because I’m,
I already won a slam as the first Polish player,
you know?
And obviously,
being number one,
as a third player in history is something great.
But for sure,
when it happens,
when you lose it,
there are some,
you know,
set emotions.
But,
yeah,
as I said,
she had to take the beginning,
you know,
all these best players.
They know it’s going to come back if you’re just going to work harder and you’re going to focus on the right things.
And you’re going to,
you know,
just develop as a player.
And,
you know,
for sure,
besides this,
this match,
which was pretty weird.
I feel like I’m,
I am progressing as a player.
I have,
you know,
more skills.
This doesn’t,
I mean,
it still is,
but the hardest part is,
like,
already done for me.
This season,
like,
was really tough and intense,
and it’s not easy to cope with,
like,
all of this stuff.
And,
you know,
I’m just happy that I’ll have time to reset a little bit.
Okay.
The hardest.
The hardest cash from insider.
It sounds like,
you know,
the number one ranking was weighing on you to some extent.
And it’s,
you know,
there are pros and cons to it.
Is there any feeling of relief for you?
Well,
the thing is that I kind of,
I wouldn’t say relief.
There are,
like,
plenty of things,
or,
like,
that’s,
I know I should have done it differently.
But maybe I’m not mature enough yet to,
like,
do that.
You know,
I’m,
I’m really working hard to,
like,
not,
not do,
not to think about this stuff a lot.
But,
you know,
sometimes when you force yourself not to think about stuff,
it’s,
there result is the opposite.
So,
I’m really happy that I have,
like,
smart people around me,
and they are,
like,
telling me how to do it and how to,
and they’re guiding me.
But it’s on me,
you know,
to actually make it happen.
And,
One,
and for sure,
when I’m going to be next time in the same situation,
I’m going to do some stuff differently.
Because,
yeah,
it was a little bit stressful,
One,
and it shouldn’t be.
I mean,
10 is a stressful overall.
But,
One,
but I should,
like,
embrace it a little bit more and,
One,
and I’ll do it differently next time.
So,
I guess that’s positive.

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