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Iga Swiatek looking to build on 2021 experiences: "I'm going to try to change my attitude a little bit"
The 2020 Roland Garros champion finished her season by going 1-2 at the WTA Finals in Guadalajara.
Published Nov 17, 2021
HIGHLIGHTS: Swiatek defeats Badosa in her final match of the season
Iga Swiatek won her first Grand Slam at the 2020 French Open, hit the Top 10 this season, and next, she wants to feel like a tour veteran.
The 20-year-old from Poland is a long way from that—she's still the youngest among the Top 10 players and just finished playing the WTA Finals for the first time in her career.
But she says she would now like to start taking a more relaxed approach.
"I want [to be] less energy-consuming so I can be more efficient, also have the power to be on the highest level for a few years. I'm going to try to change my attitude a little bit," she told press in Guadalajara, where she went 1-2 in round-robin competition.
"I would love to be more settled in everything, not going from being super confident to, 'Hey, I'm new here, I don't really know what to do,'
"Just trust myself a little bit more."
Swiatek also wants to compete like a more experienced player.
"For sure having, like, more variety on court would be important for me," she said, noting that a few crafty players have defeated her this season. "I want to also be able to confuse my opponents."
But now, she's concentrating on relaxing off the court during the off-season.
"I'm just looking forward to talking with my team, talking about my goals, doing some different stuff at home," she said.
Swiatek is No. 9 in the rankings.