Iga Swiatek is taking a cautious approach to the upcoming Madrid Open, acknowledging that it could be a “tricky” tournament. The world No. 1, who missed the event last year due to injury, is hoping to adjust quickly to the altitude and unique conditions.
Despite her top ranking, Swiatek is not getting her expectations up and is simply looking forward to seeing how fast she can get used to the conditions.
Swiatek’s impressive performance in Stuttgart, where she defended her title by beating Aryna Sabalenka in the final, has given her added confidence heading into Madrid. The Polish player is looking to extend her lead at the top of the world rankings and is feeling more settled in her role as world No. 1 after a year in the position.
Swiatek admits that last year was tough, but she has managed to work through the pressure and expectations that come with being at the top of the game. Now, she is focused on using her experience to her advantage and is excited about the future. As she heads into the Madrid Open, Swiatek remains humble and determined to take it one match at a time.