"It's hard to stop an opponent when they are playing like that" says an honest Swiatek after loss to Collins
Iga Swiatek had no chance against Danielle Collins who produced a spectacular effort to take down the Polish player 6-4 6-1.
Danielle Collins described her display as 'being in the zone' and Swiatek very quickly realized that the match might not go her way. The 20-year-old Polish star knows what it's like to feel invincible on the tennis court. She showed it during her French Open run where she smashed most opponents never leaving the winner of the match in doubt.
Swiaek honestly said after the match:
"I tried to find solutions, but I can assume what feelings she had today on court, because I do have that feeling sometimes. It's kind of hard to stop an opponent when they are playing like that. I wasn't thinking like that on the court, but after, I'm not even feeling any regrets because I did the best I could today."
Her frustration and hopelessness rose as the match went on and it was visible on the court. Collins did not pay much attention to it and simply raced to a 6-1 2nd set finish. Despite that Swiatek is still content with her display in Melbourne saying after the match:
"[I learned that] I don't have to play perfect tennis to win matches, even on hard court. That's my best result on hard court besides winning Adelaide. That's positive, because I always wanted to improve on hard court. I like the fact that I won against Sorana and Kaia, mentally and physically, and I gave my heart on court. So that's great. I'm pretty happy that I'm able to also play aggressive and be ready on fast surfaces."