London, July 2 – A day after pulling out earlier than her semifinal match in Unhealthy Homburg, World No.1 Iga Swiatek put aside considerations over her well being and is gearing up for Wimbledon.
Swiatek had a troublesome night time in Unhealthy Homburg, Germany, final week, the place she withdrew from the semifinals with a GI sickness.
“I had a stomachache. However I don’t know if there was one thing incorrect or not. Later within the day, I felt OK, so I’m fairly positive it’s going to be nice,” she advised the media on Saturday.
Swiatek, who opens her Wimbledon marketing campaign towards Zhu Lin on Monday, stated she’s discovering her rhythm faster on the grass courtroom this 12 months, which she attributed to a extra optimistic outlook.
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Discussing a difficult match towards Viktorija Golubic from 2019, Swiatek burdened the significance of focus. This 12 months, she stated, she’s devoted extra vitality to coaching and mastering the grass floor.
“I really feel like this time [is] the primary 12 months the place I might simply concentrate on training, really studying rather a lot. So hopefully I’m going to have the ability to use that in my matches,” Swiatek stated.
The transition from Roland Garros to Wimbledon, Swiatek famous, may be tough with the short turnaround time between occasions.Final month, she went on to win her third French Open title. After a two-week break, she made the journey to Unhealthy Homburg and reached the semifinals, the furthest she had superior in a grass-court occasion in her profession.
It’s an excellent signal heading into Wimbledon, which traditionally has been her worst among the many 4 majors. In three appearances, Swiatek has compiled a 5-3 document. Two years in the past, she reached the fourth spherical, and final 12 months she fell within the third.
“For positive, I consider the perfect gamers, they’ll play on all surfaces. I need to type of turn out to be that type of participant who can play properly on grass as properly and really feel comfy there,” Swiatek stated.
“I’m doing my finest to simply work on my expertise. Final 12 months, I really feel like we’ve completed a fairly good job with my coach by way of my contact and getting again slices and in addition enjoying slice generally,” she added.
Swiatek is seeking to turn out to be the primary participant since Serena Williams in 2015 to win Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the identical 12 months.