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Published Time: 28.05.2024 - 09:16:42 Modified Time: 28.05.2024 - 09:16:42

Kalinskaya said she knew that she could not afford to just be patient and wait for Swiatek to make mistakes. On the odd occasion when the Pole gets stressed, errors can flow, but Kalinskaya said it pays only to think herself. Anna Kalinskaya


The Russian, who is now garnering more column inches after it was confirmed that she and Jannik Sinner are a couple, told Tennis Majors that there’s no secret to beating Swiatek, but did give an insight into her mindset and the way she tried, and succeeded to play.

“I think she’s an amazing player.” Kalinskaya said. “It was definitely one of the best matches in my career. I played very aggressive. I stayed focused, I played very risky. It was an amazing match. It was very intense. I played fast. I think that was my key. I served very well. I think that was my key to keep playing aggressive and move the ball around and not give her too much time. I tried to recognise the short ball and I went for it.”

Kalinskaya said she knew that she could not afford to just be patient and wait for Swiatek to make mistakes. On the odd occasion when the Pole gets stressed, errors can flow, but Kalinskaya said it pays only to think herself.

“For me, doesn’t change much,” she said. “I just focus on myself. Because I don’t feel like if she gets stressed, she plays worse. There’s not too much difference. At least I didn’t see it.

“I don’t think there is a secret to beating her. You just try to do your best and she’s a (normal) player. It’s a game. You just have to do your best and for me, that day it worked. I don’t know if we’re gonna have any matches but I’m definitely looking forward. And let’s see.”

Kalinskaya is in the other half of the draw so the only time they could meet each other at Roland-Garros would be the final. But if somehow that happens, she says she will believe she can win again.“Mentally you just have to be there every point,” she said. “You can’t get distracted, you can’t relax for one point because playing against the top five, top 10 players, you feel the difference. As soon as they see this opportunity that you are a little bit off mentally they take advantage of it.”


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