Published On: Sat, Aug 19th, 2023

Star Tennis Player Iga Swiatek Addresses Online Critics and Detractors

Iga Swiatek

Once more, we are shown that the internet may be a wide wasteland for people who engage in trolling activities online.

Iga Swiatek of Poland, who is now rated number one in the world among women’s tennis players, was the subject of criticism on social media on Thursday after she defeated Zheng Qinwen in three sets, 3-6, 6-1, and 6-1, to move on to the quarterfinals of the Southern & Western Open near Cincinnati, Ohio.

Swiatek made a total of 20 unintentional errors in the initial set, and after that, he only had 10 in each of the final two sets, which is why his critics despise him.

Swiatek, who is 22 years old, took advantage of the opportunity presented to her after her victory to address the followers who had made critical remarks about her match on social media.

During the opening remark, she mentioned that today’s match wasn’t up to her usual standards.

We are all aware of that fact, but it never ceases to amaze me how many negative comments and criticisms my team and I receive after even dropping a single set. When leaving comments on websites or blogs, I’d like other users to give more consideration to the points they make.

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It makes me feel a bit down that the people I work with, as well as myself, are subjected to such severe scrutiny. Because today, despite the fact that I failed to begin the match very well, I am dying for others to observe how I problem-solved as well as how I truly got out of difficulties. To do this, I would like to urge people to be more thinking and concentrate on the positive aspects of what we’re doing.

After Swiatek’s press conference, Ons Jabeur, who is currently ranked fifth in the world by the WTA, is quick to come to Swiatek’s defense. Swiatek is the current U.S. Open champion.

According to Jabeur, who suggested that online hostility was in part caused by sports betting, whether you win or lose, regardless of what you do, you will continue to receive hateful messages.

I cannot imagine that you are able to alter the mindset of some gamblers, despite the fact that more humanity and nicer people are desperately needed on this planet.

They’ve got nothing to accomplish in their lives, so they’re wasting cash on you, and maybe, what, they wasted a couple of dollars on Iga dropping a set, Jabeur added. They’re wasting money on you because they have nothing else to do.

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As for Swiatek, she moved to the semifinals on Friday after defeating the 10th-seeded Markéta Vondrouová during the quarterfinals with a score of 7-6 (3), 6-1.

As a result of this victory, Swiatek is scheduled against the seventh-seeded American Coco Gauff during the semifinals next Saturday.