Iga Swiatek addresses lengthy on-court discussion with her sports psychologist


Iga Swiatek reveals she was seeking some answers about her mistakes when she engaged in a lengthy discussion with sports psychologist Daria Abramowicz and fitness coach Maciej Ryszczuk during her Wimbledon quarterfinal against Elina Svitolina. After Svitolina won the first set with a 7-5 score, the Wimbledon organizers made a decision to close the roof on the Centre Court because there was incoming rain. During that 10-minute break, Swiatek was seen having a lengthy discussion with her team members and it appeared that sports psychologist Abramowicz was doing her best to calm down the Pole. When the match continued, Swiatek was able to force a third set but didn’t compete a comeback as Svitolina won 7-5 6-7 (5) 6-2. 

Swiatek on a lengthy discussion with her psychologist, fitness coach 

“Well, when the roof was closing, I had a chance to talk to my coach outside the court because the break was longer and they allow the coach to come to, like, player waiting room or something. Then I wanted also to get feedback from Maciej and Daria. Well, I don’t want to tell you exactly what they told me because that’s kind of what we are working on the inside. But I wasn’t sure what I should focus on because I felt like I’m making pretty much the same mistakes, even though I tried to do better on some shots. I wanted some tip, what they think I should actually focus on. Sometimes when something is not working, it’s hard to find a reason because there are maybe a few reasons. When somebody is looking from the outside, it may be a little bit easier to analyze,” Swiatek said.

Swiatek, 22, made her first Wimbledon quarterfinal this year. Swiatek appeared to be doing much better on the grass this year but still failed to win her first title at The Championships this year. Swiatek will now turn her focus on the upcoming North American hard court swing.

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