Iga Swiatek happy with the victory in Doha: "It went even better than expected"



by LORENZO CIOTTI

Iga Swiatek happy with the victory in Doha: "It went even better than expected"

The world number one Iga Swiatek wins again. The Polish champion won the WTA Doha 2023 edition, literally leaving the crumbs to her opponent, the number two seed Jessica Pegula. A match without history with the Polish champion who left only three games in a very clear 6-3 6-0.

So, it came a victory for Iga which partially eliminates the disappointment for the clamorous elimination at the Australian Open, a match that saw her fall in the round of 16. At the end of the match, Iga spoke thus at the press conference: "The formula for success? I honestly don't know. I'm happy that I was able to adapt quickly to the new conditions, I'm even surprised by my results.

I finally found balance compared to the beginning of the season, I think this tournament will give me confidence. I want to go step by step and I'm happy to have won this final."

Iga Swiatek happy with the victory in Doha: here her amazing words

Iga also added: "This is definitely the tournament where I feel more comfortable and where I hit the ball better.

Maybe they're just different conditions and it's hard to compare. Lower expectations? I was incredible, in the end at the beginning of the tournament I decided to lower my expectations, I'm in difficult conditions but I've grown match after match.

I had a lot of fun and all this made me happy, I appeared very free-headed and the work with my coach and my staff paid off. Meditation? I meditate before the match, I don't think there is much time on the court to do it, so I use my techniques and in the meantime I think about other things avoiding difficult situations that could mess up my head.

Music also helps, I like to sing in my head, sometimes I listen to bands like AC/DC and Led Zeppelin before the match."

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