Iga Swiatek opens up about how she deals with hate on social media | Jobi Cool


Three-time Grand Slam champion Iga Swiatek has long been an advocate for mental health. She has spoken openly about the subject many times.

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, she had an interactive session with her social media followers. When asked how she deals with hate in her life, the world number 1 was very eloquent in her response.

“I try to remember that this could be a result of people being very involved and they just want to play well. I’m trying to spin it that way. A lot of the hate has to do with someone putting their money on me winning, so I try to understand the intervention,” Swiatek said.

“For someone, this money could be very important and then I try to accept that it is there and not get attached to it and do it on my own. I have never had a problem with this, because throughout the years I have used people around me tell me good things that I can support my confidence and motivation to work,” she added. (Translated by Google)

Iga Swiatek on how she deals with hate
Iga Swiatek on how she deals with hate

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Iga Swiatek at the 2022 WTA Finals draw ceremony.
Iga Swiatek at the 2022 WTA Finals draw ceremony.

Iga Swiatek was heavily criticized for her antics at the net in the San Diego Open final against Donna Vekic. In a recent interview, she admitted that she has no control over the issue, but will try to correct it in the future.

“I can’t control it, but I hope it never happens again. We’re working on it. It’s a stress response to what’s going on. It’s an involuntary response. I did it at the US Open and as I remember that it was a stressful moment. In San Diego, I did it unconsciously,” she said.

The 21-year-old said she immediately apologized to Vekic after the match and revealed the Croatian had no hard feelings.

“Right after the game I reached out to Donna and apologized. She had no hard feelings, it turned out she didn’t remember this. I hope the fans understand me too. I’m aware of a lot of negative comments online regarding this incident. I’m not proud that sometimes I don’t decide what I do on the field,” she added.

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