World No. 310 Andreea Prisacariu stood no chance when she met first-ranked Iga Swiatek two months ago but she had no regrets over how the match went.
Prisacariu, 22, accepted to represent Romania in their Billie Jean King Cup qualifier versus Poland and she knew she would likely face Swiatek.
Swiatek, who has been absolutely dominant on the WTA Tour this season, handed Prisacariu a 6-0 6-0 loss and Poland sealed a Billie Jean King Cup Finals ticket.
“I have no reason to be mad, I’m okay with what happened in that match,” Prisacariu told Sportal. “I am proud of the way I presented it all on the court and after the match. I did my best, even though I lost 6-0 6-0, even though many made fun of me for it, I have nothing to regret or be angry about. Honestly, there are not many players in the world who would accept defeat and everything that happens during the match and who would act like me. That is the best thing I did that day.”
Prisacariu: Swiatek maybe destroyed me but she is a really wonderful person
Prisacariu and Swiatek have known each other since their junior days and the Romanian has always had a good opinion about the Pole.
Speaking on Swiatek’s recent success, Prisacariu called her the best player in the world right now and added the Pole is also a wonderful person.
“It is true that she is the best tennis player at the moment and that it is very difficult to play against her and not beat her. She is a wonderful person, we have known each other since we were very young. It helped me a lot not to feel all those emotions and the pressure of everyone around us. In the end, she is still Iga, my friend from my junior days. It’s Iga. She has fantastic service, incredible focus, she is currently invincible. What she has, no one has. It all makes her number one,” Prisacariu said of Swiatek.