The interviewer at this week's Rome tournament did his job faithfully and asked Iga Schweintek the question that the whole world is thirsty for her answer: "How do you do that?".
By "this" the interviewer meant the marvelous statistics of the 20-year-old Polish woman, which currently include 28 consecutive victories (!), Winning five consecutive tournaments and winning 42 of the last 43 sets.
And not only that: this year Shivontech has won 13 times 0: 6, she has also won the last 16 sets in finals, the last eight finals in which she participated, and she is the only one since Serena Williams to win four WTA 1000 titles a year.
Her answer to the question was: "Thanks to the staff and family who suffer me even though I am difficult. I hope I give them happiness and hope that it is possible to continue without limits."
These days, Schwontech is definitely playing without limits.
For three months in a row she has been crushing her rivalry mercilessly as she has done in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart and in the last week in Rome, so the question arises: how do you stop this thing?
In those five tournaments, four of which were WTA 1000s, Schwontech lost just five sets.
She defeated eight players from the top 10, and in many cases made them feel utter helplessness.
The Tunisian Jaber rape, the last victim of the Pole in the final of the Rome tournament, summed up the experience as follows: "I want to congratulate you on your amazing run. You and your team do an excellent job and inspire all the players in the round. So thank you."
Beyond defeating its rivals, Vientech shows many of them the way in which this demanding sport can be tackled.
Like quite a few tennis players, she also broke out at a young age and without prior notice when she won the Roland Garros in 2020 as the lowest ranked in history (54) and became the first Pole to win a Grand Slam.
But unlike others, Iga did not let the sudden success distract her from the track.
It's all in the head
It's all in the head
She was gifted with tremendous talent, a marvelous punch, impressive athleticism, game wisdom and an uncompromising offensive approach, but very early on she realized it was not enough.
Already at the age of 17, she appointed a psychologist named Daria Abramovitch to her coaching staff, who took care of working with her on the mental side.
"I believe that mental toughness is the most important thing today in tennis, because anyone can play at a high level," Schwintech said in an interview with the WTA website in 2020, "The mentally strong are the ones who succeed over time."
Schwintech and a friend.
Takes over the pinnacle of women's tennis, Photo: AFP
The women’s round has proven in recent years that there is something in this determination.
The first place changed frequently, players reached the top and could not keep it.
Meanwhile, Vientech - which has taken over the top of the world rankings - seems to be able to lead the industry, which is in a kind of vacuum after the retirement of Ashley Barty, the difficulties of Osaka speeches and the natural retreat of Serena Williams.
The presence of Abramovich, who accompanies her to every tournament, is very noticeable.
Schwontech is full of confidence, knows how to maintain concentration even in the difficult moments and seems to know how to deal with fame.
With the mental strength that comes in a package deal with tennis at the highest level, Viventech will arrive next week at Roland Garros as a clear favorite.
If she manages to maintain her continuum there as well, the interviewer will have to ask her again: "How do you do that? How ?!"
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