I'm doing a good job in handling pressure, says Swiatek

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I'm doing a good job in handling pressure, says Swiatek

I'm doing a good job in handling pressure, says Swiatek

PARIS : World number one Iga Swiatek believes she is doing a good job at handling expectations as she continues her bid to win a second French Open title.Swiatek, who turned 21 on Tuesday, has won five consecutive tournaments, including four WTA 1000 titles, and is currently on a 33-match winning streak a

PARIS : World number one Iga Swiatek believes she is doing a good job at handling expectations as she continues her bid to win a second French Open title.Swiatek, who turned 21 on Tuesday, has won five consecutive tournaments, including four WTA 1000 titles, and is currently on a 33-match winning streak as she prepares to take on Russian Daria Kasatkina in the semi-finals at Roland Garros on Thursday.

Tennis great John McEnroe feels the pressure of being the overwhelming favourite could get to Swiatek.Seven-time Grand Slam champion McEnroe said the burden of expectation could possibly be the only thing that could stop 2020 French Open winner Swiatek from lifting the Suzanne Lenglen trophy for a second time.

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Swiatek, who turned 21 on Tuesday, has won five consecutive tournaments, including four WTA 1000 titles, and is currently on a 33-match winning streak as she prepares to take on Russian Daria Kasatkina in the semi-finals at Roland Garros on Thursday. Tennis great John McEnroe feels the pressure of being the overwhelming favourite could get to Swiatek. "France demands that a probe be carried out as soon as possible and in transparency on the circumstances of this drama," Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna, who was in Ukraine on Monday, said in a statement. Seven-time Grand Slam champion McEnroe said the burden of expectation could possibly be the only thing that could stop 2020 French Open winner Swiatek from lifting the Suzanne Lenglen trophy for a second time. Alcaraz made 56 unforced errors as Zverev saved a set point in the fourth set tiebreak before converting his second matchpoint with a superb backhand service return to set up a meeting against either world number one Novak Djokovic or 13-time French Open champion Rafa Nadal. "Everyone expects her to win. The governor of Ukraine's Luhansk region, Mr Serhiy Haidai, said in a post on the messaging service Telegram that an armoured transport vehicle was hit by shrapnel from a Russian shell, killing the journalist. It's tough," Eurosport tennis expert McEnroe told Reuters this week. I had to stay calm throughout the whole match, even though I feel like I left chances in the third set behind, so I had to stay calm when I lost the third set.

"It's possible that she might feel the pressure would get to her a little bit. The evacuation effort was suspended after the strike, he said." Swiatek did not lose a set when she won her maiden Grand Slam title at Roland Garros in 2020 and has dropped just one during her current campaign. She travels with a sports psychologist in her team and has credited Daria Abramowicz in the past for becoming mentally stronger. "My sincere condolences to Frederic's colleagues and family," Mr Zelensky said in his nightly video address. "This tournament, it's a Grand Slam, so it's tough," she told reporters on Wednesday after defeating Jessica Pegula to set up a semi-final against 20th seed Kasatkina."So I think only underdogs can feel more free on Grand Slams. Moscow has repeatedly denied that its forces target civilians in Ukraine. Alcaraz had defeated Olympic champion Zverev this month in the final of the ATP Masters in Madrid, their most recent meeting and their only one on clay.

"But on the other hand I'm also learning how to deal with the pressure and expectations and I think I'm doing a good job." Swiatek, who reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open at the start of the year, fell at the last-eight stage at Roland Garros in 2021 while defending her title. Both had assured her of their help and support. The Pole said she wanted to do better this time and felt the pressure. "I'm even more proud of myself that I could cope with that and really push myself to not think about that and to just focus on tennis," she added. President Emmanuel Macron said on Twitter:"Frederic Leclerc-Imhoff was in Ukraine to show the reality of the war. McEnroe said it was likely that Swiatek could become the dominant player in women's tennis for the next few years. I think letting him go ahead in the match, letting him get the confidence was going to be a very difficult thing for me to come back from.

"I don't know how comfortable she's going to be on grass right now." More On This Topic. I don't know if her game is quite ready for that," the 63-year-old said."I could be wrong. But it looks like she's going to win many majors. Yeah, for sure.

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