Monday, April 15, 2024

Uncommon Iga Swiatek second, annoyed Pole throws racket

© Getty Photos Sport – Christopher Pike

Iga Swiatek had an uncommon second of frustration throughout a shock Dubai semifinal exit because the Pole threw her racket to the bottom whereas down by a set and a break to Anna Kalinskaya. 

What was anticipated to be one other routine win for Swiatek, ended with a shock defeat after Kalinskaya upset the top-seeded Pole 6-4 6-4. Halfway by means of the primary set, Swiatek had a 4-2 lead earlier than dropping the following six video games as Kalinskaya went on to open a 6-4 2-0 lead. After dropping the primary set and in addition getting damaged within the first sport of the second set, Swiatek threw her racket after a missed return within the second sport. 

The racket bounced off the court docket – did not break – however Swiatek nonetheless obtained a code violation for racket abuse. Whereas a participant throwing a racket is not one thing uncommon in tennis, seeing Swiatek do this was a bit odd because the Pole virtually by no means does that. 

Swiatek admitted to feeling ‘indignant’ after the loss

After the match, Swiatek – who gained a WTA 1000 event in Doha final week and entered the Kalinskaya match using a seven-match successful streak – revealed she felt drained and exhausted towards the Russian. Additionally, Swiatek admitted that she was “indignant” over the loss.

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek© Getty Photos Sport – Christopher Pike


“I imply I am indignant however however, there aren’t many gamers that really survive these sorts of tournaments so I simply form of should let it go and settle for it,” Swiatek stated after the loss.

“I might say the preparation was one of the best I might do anyway however I wasn’t in a position to make something that made sense at present on the court docket. Perhaps I did within the first six video games.”

For Swiatek, the primary factor now’s to get some relaxation within the subsequent couple of days after which arrive contemporary in Indian Wells, which begins on March sixth.

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