The last few weeks have been difficult for Iga Świątek. After 75 weeks, the tennis player lost her lead in the WTA ranking to Aryna Sabalenka. Former tennis player and current coach Dawid Celt admitted that it could have hurt her. Agnieszka Radwańska’s husband also commented on the situation in which the 22-year-old found herself.
After the US Open, Iga Świątek lost her position as the leader of the WTA ranking. The Pole dominated the rankings for 75 weeks, but the defeat against Jelena Ostapenko in the 1/8 finals of the Grand Slam and the good performance of Aryna Sabalenka, who reached the final, meant that the Belarusian overtook our tennis player and she is now the one dealing the cards.
According to the coach, this could have hurt Iga Świątek
Dawid Celt, a former tennis player and currently a coach of this sport, admitted that the 22-year-old had to accept this fact, even though it might have hurt her. – You have to stay calm, even though it’s probably painful – he said in an interview with “Sport”.
– Iga is ambitious and would like to continue to be number one, but all series come to an end – added Agnieszka Radwańska’s husband.
Dawid Celt: Iga Świątek paid a high price
According to Celt, Iga Świątek may have become tired due to the pressure of other players who were pressing her from every possible angle. According to the coach, 75 weeks at the top of the WTA ranking made the Raszyn player pay a high price.
– There is a lot of stress and nerves. Her fuse is shorter. It’s easier to break it and move out of the comfort zone, he said.
– You have to realize that it costs money. It costs a lot, he continued.
Should Iga Świątek make changes in the staff?
When asked whether Iga Świątek should now make changes to the coaching staff, Dawid Celt answered clearly. – You have to trust people with whom you achieved success – he concluded.
Iga Świątek must postpone her thoughts about returning to the top of the WTA rankings for now. Recently, the tennis player announced that she was withdrawing from the WTA Guadalajara tournament. In a statement published on social media, she explained what prompted her to do so.
“Unfortunately, I have to withdraw from the tournament in Guadalajara due to the tight calendar and its changes. I have to listen to my body and since the season is very intense – our priority as a team is to play it to the end in good health and plan my starts wisely so as not to risk injury,” she wrote.