Iga Swiatek reveals her mindset in Rome

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek claims she is not thinking about her results from the past three months as she is focused on delivering her best tennis in Rome. 

Swiatek has been absolutely dominant over the last three months as she is on a 23-match winning streak. 

During her Media Day in Rome, Swiatek claimed she is focused on the present and not on what happened earlier this year. 

“Previous chapter is closed. Doesn’t matter what happened so far this season, good or bad. My minds need to be clear and I need to focus on what’s coming next,” Swiatek said, per Lorenzo Ercoli.

After the 2021 season ended, Swiatek parted ways with her long-time coach Piotr Sierzputowski. 

Swiatek then added Tomasz Wiktorowski to her coaching staff. 

“In the first tournaments with Tomasz I changed more on attitude and became more aggressive, now that we have consolidated the work we can also start to do something new on technique,” Swiatek revealed.

Swiatek has had success in Rome 

Last year, Swiatek lifted her first Rome title. 

This year, Swiatek will be hoping to win back-to-back Rome titles. 

“Let’s see how it goes on the clay, because here the fans and the media always expect me to win. I have become more aggressive, but on clay I will have to be less. It will be interesting to see how I can adjust,” Swiatek noted.

Swiatek went to Madrid but pulled out late from the tournament due to a shoulder injury. 

Swiatek says she benefited from a break and everything is fine with her health now. 

“I just had like five or six days off without the racket, which was pretty nice. I feel like I’m more fresh. For sure mentally and physically I had time to rest. I came back to work after these five days. We went to Rafael Nadal Academy, so it was pretty cool,” Swiatek said.