Twitter has become a meeting and praise point between Iga Swiatek and Mikaela Shiffrin. The Pole in a video interview published last Saturday by the Tennis Channel told some important picological aspects of her game. Swiatek said that she is not that passionate about skiing, but that she has a soft spot for Shiffrin: "I would love to meet her.
I have enormous respect for her, she is a great role model for me because she participated in the first Olympics when she was still a teenager and I hope that this year I too can take part in my first Olympics and I would like to achieve great things.
She is doing something different in sport. It is not my passion, but I have followed all her past season. My psychologist, when he talks about mental behaviors, often uses Mikaela as an example of good behavior and right attitude."
When the video went viral on Twitter, Shiffrin dedicated a long response to the young Polish tennis player: "Iga, thank you very much for the big compliment. And then, congratulations on your success at Roland Garros 2020, it was a great match to watch and represents an important testament to your physical and mental strength.
I learned so much watching your stitch construction and composure on that occasion and since then, for me, the mental part is always a work in progress with ups and downs but not forget that it is also a part of our life.
We are all human, with good and bad days, and sometimes the world expects you to have only good days and win everything by not understanding how long it can take just to win a competition, don't even think about all the competitions.
Since you are not a machine, there will be defeats that will hurt but we learn more from defeats than from victories and a defeat for someone can be re the victory of another." Iga then wrote: "I didn't expect it ...
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. It means so much above all to know that you too have been in my condition. I couldn't watch the races in Cortina, because there was absolutely no way here. in Australia but I have followed every race and every news.
You are great! "
.@iga_swiatek thanks for the huge compliment.?Also, congrats on the 2020 French Open win. Was an amazing match to watch and huge testament to your own physical+mental fortitude. I have learned a lot from watching your point play and composure during that match and since then...
Second career title for the young Pole Iga Swiatek, winner of the last Roland Garros, who wins the WTA 500 tournament in Adelaide.
I didn't expect that...?
Thank you for sharing your experience. It means a lot especially that I feel that you've been in this place.
I didn't watch @cortina2021 because there was no chance here in Australia but I followed every run and every news.
She played great tennis throughout the tournament, showed once again her growth (and her immense growth margins) and beat her opponent's Swiss 6-2 with the result of 6-2; seeded number two of the Belinda Bencic tournament.
One-way race with Swiatek which, thanks to this result, will be number 15 in the world from Monday (her best ranking in her career). It starts with both tennis players who use the service in the first games, to the sound of Aces and first winners.
Swiatek lets go of the forehand and she has two match points to get yet another break on the opponent, at the second opportunity the Polish champion takes advantage of an opponent's error and wins in an hour and seven minutes of play with the result of 6-2 ; 6-2.
This victory is her second but Swiatek continues to climb the ranking and is certainly a candidate to be one of the main tennis players of the present and near future.