HomeTennisIga Swiatek press conference after loss to Elena Rybakina, ranking, buckling under...

Iga Swiatek press conference after loss to Elena Rybakina, ranking, buckling under pressure

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek says she felt the pressure and needed to “chill” after suffering a stunning exit in the Australian Open last 16 on Sunday.

The Pole came into Melbourne Park as a red-hot favourite for the first Grand Slam of the year, but was overpowered in straight sets by Wimbledon winner Elena Rybakina at Rod Laver Arena.

The 21-year-old Swiatek admitted she buckled under the weight of expectation as her dream of a fourth major crown – but first in Australia —was shattered.

Watch Tennis Live with beIN SPORTS on Kayo. Live Coverage of ATP + WTA Tour Tournaments including Every Finals Match. New to Kayo? Start your free trial now >

“Well, for sure, past two weeks have been pretty hard for me,” a downcast Swiatek told reporters.

“I felt today that I don’t have that much left to fight even more.

“I felt like I took a step back in terms of how I approach these…

Read more…

Avatar
RELATED ARTICLES

Most Popular