The camera stressed me out so much
Iga Wiatek they hilariously recalled their 2017 juniors loss Elena Rybakina She recalls that she felt stressed because a camera was live-streaming her match on the internet. 21-year-old Swiatek meets 23-year-old Rybakina Australian Open round of 16
In the final of the 2017 Trofheo Bonfiglio event in Milan, Rybakina defeated Swiatek to win the title. “The final of the Trofeo Bonfiglio on the sand. I lost. I was so stressed that there was a live stream on the internet and I just couldn’t concentrate because of it (laughs).
It’s so surreal right now,” Swiatek recalled, according to WTA Insider.
Swiatek’s memories of Rybakina as a junior: “The final of the Trofeo Bonfiglio on clay. I lost.
“I was so stressed that there was a live stream on the internet and I just couldn’t concentrate because of it (laughs).
Swiatek does not take Rybakina lightly
Although Swiatek is the favorite to beat Rybakina, she insists that she will definitely not take the Kazakh for granted at Melbourne Park.
“[Rybakina] he is really a solid actor. Since we played juniors, I knew somehow it was going in the right direction. She can do a lot with her serve.” Swiatek said of Rybakina on the WTA website. When Swiatek and Rybakina meet at the Australian Open, it will be their second meeting at the main level.
In 2021, Swiatek defeated Rybakina in Ostrava. Last December, Rybakina defeated Swiatek in an exhibition event in Dubai. So far, Swiatek has had three consecutive wins in Melbourne. Swiatek beat Cristina Bucsa 6-0, 6-1 on Friday.
After the game, Swiatek admitted that her confidence has grown steadily since the tournament began. “From the first day I felt more and more confident here. I’m not even talking about games, I’m also talking about practice. I feel that I have done so much work to feel more confident and relaxed on the field.
I’m very glad I did because it’s a little easier. When you actually play these games, you can feel the rhythm a bit more. I think that’s what I’m most happy about,” said Swiatek.