Iga Swiatek, happy to live the Olympic experience

The Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek She appeared before the media in a mixed zone to analyze what her feelings are after the victory achieved today against the German Mona Barthel in two forceful sets, thus certifying her pass to the next round of the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2021.

– Debut with victory in what are his first Olympic Games:

“It has been an incredible feeling. I did not expect at all to be able to debut in this way. Yesterday they changed the schedules and they put me in the center court instead of Osaka. It has been very special to be able to play on this court. I know right now what it means living an Olympic Games “.

– His father explained what it meant to participate in a tournament of this type:

“My father told me a lot about the Olympics. Actually, I couldn’t imagine it this way, but I knew it was going to be a special event. It’s very different from any other tournament that we usually have on our circuit. I’m trying to give myself the opportunity to get used to it and focus on playing. I hope I can do a good job and go as far as possible. Getting a medal for my country is one of my goals. “

– The high temperatures suffered on the track:

“I’ve been very hot and the weather was very humid. I’m not used to playing in these conditions. My perfect weather would be like the one that is constantly in Great Britain or maybe the weather I had when I managed to win Roland Garros in 2020. .

– Your preparation for the Olympic Games:

“It’s hard to get used to these conditions, but I finally got it. We came to Takasaki before going to the Olympic Village so that we could adapt to the conditions, jetlag, humidity and other things. Still, when the stress comes and The rest of the factors appear, the game is totally different. I am happy for the victory and for living this enriching experience, “concluded Swiatek.

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