Former French Open champion Iga Chiantik feels her collaboration with sports psychologist Daria Abramovich is finally paying off, as the 20-year-old Pole is now able to remain calm and confident in the face of difficult moments during matches. .
Previously, Chiantek would collapse with any loss, but now she is able to deal with matches differently mentally, following her 6-7, 6-2, 6-1 win over Denmark’s Clara Towson in Indian Wells.
Sunday’s win was the second match in a row, and the fourth time in 2022, that Chiantik managed to adjust from a delay to win after dropping the first set.
“The work I did with Daria started to pay off and I had more skills to stay calm and try to find solutions to different situations,” Chiantik told reporters after reaching the fourth round of the tournament.
“Before, I was a bit emotional and sometimes I didn’t choose the right way to change things. In the past, when I lost the first set, I was looking to play with more energy and strength after that, but now I am more focused and I find solutions easily.”
Abramovich travels with the 2020 French Open champion around the world and the world number four feels this has helped her change her perspective on the sport.
Chiantek reached the semi-finals in Adelaide in January before reaching the semifinals at the Australian Open for the first time in her career that month. His first title of the season came at the Qatar Open in February.
“Before, when I was losing, I felt that my whole life was wrong and the world was falling apart, but now I can face any difficulty and in a very clear way,” he added.