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."