Aryna Sabalenka refrains from obsessing over beating Iga Swiatek, looks to fight her own battles

Friday, 24 May 2024 at 16:29
As is the case perhaps with Rafael Nadal in the men's, for the top women's players all talk surrounds Iga Swiatek and her closest rival in Aryna Sabalenka admitted that she cannot spend loads of time obsessing over beating the World No.1.
Speaking ahead of starting her Roland Garros campaign, she said that she needs to focus on her own battles and that if she can do that, she will have the chance to prove it against her. But that it is almost wasted to have this obsession.
She also remarked that while they have superb battles, she also has the same with Coco Gauff and Elena Rybakina among others so it can't just be categorised into one player and one leading battle. Sabalenka comes off the back of losing twice to Swiatek in finals in Madrid and Rome and could meet her in the final in Paris. A likely meeting being mooted with less uncertainty on the women's side of the draw compared to the men's.
"If I have one thing clear, it is that I cannot obsess over beating Iga, but rather I must focus on myself and everything I must do to be a better tennis player. If I manage to do that, I know that I will have opportunities to prove myself against her." here. I know he has achieved impressive things in this tournament, but I love difficult challenges. It motivates me especially and gives me great energy to fight for goals as complicated as beating Iga in this event," said Sabalenka as per Punto de Break.
"The duel we are creating is fantastic, but we are not alone since Cori and Elena also fight for the maximum goals. Rivalries like this help me to be better every day and give me extra motivation. I hope we continue to find each other in the last rounds of big tournaments."

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