I felt it on my racquet

Iga Swiatek stressed that Elena Rybakina is definitely a player capable of “playing good tennis”. Earlier this year, Rybakina beat Swiatek 6-4 6-4 in the Australian Open Round of 16. Now Swiatek and Rybakina are set to meet in the Indian Wells semi-finals.

“Elena, I know she can play good tennis, I felt it on my racket. I don’t need any proof. I’ll just be ready for tomorrow, and that’s it,” Swiatek said. .

What has changed since the last Swiatek-Rybakina game?

After the loss to Rybakina at the Australian Open, Swiatek took time to reflect and analyze what was wrong in Australia.

“Well, after the Australian Open, honestly, I did a lot of work to not feel like I was playing not to lose. So right now I don’t feel that way,” Swiatek said. in Indian Wells. Now, Swiatek accepts that things don’t always go well on the pitch.

“Well, just remember, taking the pressure off a bit, remembering that you’re here to run, to play those longer rallies, and not expect every shot to be perfect because you ‘re doing it in practices.

Yeah, I just changed my mindset, and I really wanted to dig into all things tennis, so it occupied my mind with all the fuss around rankings and stuff.” Swiatek explained. Swiatek puts less pressure on herself now, but she tries to do everything as well as possible.

“Well, I expect to do everything 100%, and to focus on the process and not the results. Plus, you know, trusting myself a little bit more with my tennis. And also remember that I’m not 100% swayed on what’s going to happen in the game, so sometimes it’s easier when you feel like it’s not all on your shoulders. Yeah, that’s mostly it,” said Swiatek said.

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