The WTA world number one Iga Swiatek came back to win, again. The Polish champion won the WTA Doha 2023 edition, literally leaving the crumbs to her opponent, the number two seed Jessica Pegula. A match without history with the Polish no.1 who left only three games in a very clear 6-3 6-0.
Nice victory for Iga, who partially eliminates the disappointment for the clamorous elimination at the Australian Open, a match that saw her fall in the round of 16.
Iga’s words and the match highlights
At the end of the match, Iga talked about many issue during the press conference.
She explained: “The formula for success? I honestly don’t know. I’m happy that I was able to adapt quickly to the new conditions, I’m even surprised by my results. I finally found balance compared to the beginning of the season, I think this tournament will give me confidence.
I want to go forward step by step and I’m happy to have won this final. I don’t know if it’s my best tennis, in Australia the surface was very fast and I knew I had less control. This is definitely the tournament where I feel more comfortable and where I hit the ball better.
Maybe they’re just different conditions and it’s hard to compare. Lower expectations? I was incredible, in the end at the beginning of the tournament I decided to lower my expectations, I’m in difficult conditions but I’ve grown match after match.
I had a lot of fun and all this made me happy, I appeared very free-headed and the work with my coach and my staff paid off. Meditation? I meditate before the match, I don’t think there is much time on the court to do it, so I use my techniques and in the meantime I think about other things avoiding difficult situations that could mess up my head.
Music also helps, I like to sing in my head, sometimes I listen to bands like AC/DC and Led Zeppelin before the match.” Below you can watch the match highlights: