"Playing in your hometown is pretty extraordinary" - Swiatek after Warsaw opener

Iga Swiatek comfortably won her Warsaw opener against Magdalena Frech and started what might become a new winning streak.

This was the first match she played since losing her 37-match winning streak to Cornet at Wimbledon and she looked good. Frech had very little chance especially once Swiatek really got rolling a few games into the match.

Speaking after she said:

"For sure playing in your hometown with all that crowd is pretty extraordinary. I didn't get a chance to play many tournaments in Poland so for sure I needed extra focus and determination to come here and stay in the zone and not let my head think about other stuff."

Adding onto that, Swiatek said:

"I'm happy that I was solid today because Magda is not an easy opponent. From the beginning, I wanted to put pressure on her and I did that pretty well. I'm pretty sure with our styles the result may be different on different surfaces, for example, grass. But here I didn't have a problem coming back with my topspins."

She also shared what happened after Wimbledon:

"I had a break after Wimbledon but I pretty quickly forgot about it because I trained really hard. We had a small pre-season before this tournament. So physically I feel great. Mentally I had some challenges, like having that exhibition match in Krakow, which was really emotional. Mentally, it was crazy all that happened there."

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