Psychology is a fundamental factor in sport today, especially in modern tennis. Unsurprisingly, more and more players are turning to industry professionals on a daily basis to help them manage their emotions and feelings during matches.
One of these tennis players is the nineteen years-old Iga Swiatek, a surprise champion a few months at Roland Garros in Paris against the American Sofia Kenin. Iga, who will turn 20 years-old in just a few days, has released a very interesting interview on this topic also published by the Punto de Break site.
She said: “I once heard Djokovic say that great champions are those who have a great mentality and since child, I was concerned with working on this aspect. It has always been difficult for me to stay focused throughout a match, I was frustrated, overreacted and lost the match.
There is a lot of pressure on the court, tennis is a really intense mental exercise and, although being a tennis player offers you the possibility to lead a beautiful life, it is sometimes difficult to see it this way because you get lost in routine and discipline.
that this sport requires.”
Iga Swiatek and the management of emotions on court
Swiatek continued: “The times I have been really great have been the times when I have dealt with the problems of my personal life.
They are the ones that come to my mind when things don’t go well on the pitch. Being able to look at those problems from a more constructive perspective would mean not having them on the pitch, as well as being able to stay focused.”
The very young girl from Warsaw lifted her third career WTA title a few days ago at the Internazionali in Rome, where she beat Czech Karolina Pliskova with a double 6-0 in a truly storyless final. Thanks to this success, Iga entered the world top 10 for the first time. In Paris you will try to defend the resounding success of 2020, during which you also overtook our Martina Trevisan.