"We are also human" says Iga Swiatek on emotions after loss at Olympics

Iga Swiatek lost against Paula Badosa at the Tokyo Olympic Games and the camera picked up the Polish player very emotional after the loss.

Representing Poland in tennis is something Iga Swiatek underlines as her biggest honour. There is no greater stage than the Olympic Games for that and Swiatek underlined the games as a big goal of hers. Things did not work out great as she lost in R2 against Badosa.

After the match, she sat down in her chair and cried for a while before composing herself and walking off the court. Asked about that moment she said:

“It seems to me that 90 percent of players cry after losing matches. This time it happened to me. We are also human. Competing at the highest level every week is not easy. Tennis is such a frustrating sport at times, but of course, there is nothing to complain about.”

When asked what did not work in the match she credited her opponent for making things very difficult for her. She explained:

“[Badosa] put a lot of pressure on me, she was attacking all the time. Sometimes I felt like (I was playing) against a wall, I was a lot defensive. It was a very demanding game.”

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