World No. 9 Iga Swiatek admitted winning Adelaide at the start of 2021 meant a lot to her because she had doubts after winning her maiden Grand Slam title at the 2020 French Open.
Swiatek, 20, won Adelaide after beating Belinda Bencic in the final.
“Adelaide was great because I know that usually people have doubts when you win a Grand Slam, if you’re going to be able to keep being in the same shape and going down a good path,” Swiatek told WTA Insider. “I had the same doubts, because even before winning Roland Garros I didn’t play great tournaments. So winning this tournament, it really gave me a lot of confidence,” Swiatek told WTA Insider.
Swiatek was curious about few things
“I was curious if I’m going to be able to deal with all the expectations and if I’m going to be one of these players who are not consistent. I know that I still can sometimes have better results, but I feel consistent. I feel this year was pretty great for me. So yeah, I was curious about that,” Swiatek explained, when asked about what she was curious about going into 2021.
Swiatek entered 2021 as one of the best players in the world and big expectations were placed on her.
“I was curious if there’s going to be ever a time where I’m going to have time to just sit down and not be a tennis player and celebrity. I felt that after the Olympics that happened,” Swiatek explained, when asked what about off the court.
“But the first part of the year, I feel like I had a lot of energy and I was really enthusiastic about my new position, that I didn’t let myself rest. Now, I feel like my lack of good attitude is more similar to how I was before I won the French Open.”