Iga Swiatek responds to criticism received for crying after loss to Jessica Pegula

Iga Swiatek does not think that players should be criticized for showing emotion after losing matches as the Pole underlined that she is “only human.” Swiatek, who has established herself as the best player in the women’s game after Ashleigh Barty’s retirement, cried after suffering a 6-2 6-2 loss to Jessica Pegula at the United Cup.

Some weren’t thrilled about Swiatek crying on the court moments after the defeat, calling the Pole “weak.” When Swiatek celebrates after winning Grand Slams and big matches, no one has a problem with that. But Swiatek has a problem with double standards.

“I allow myself to have weaknesses. I am only human and sometimes people forget that. Is the fact that I have crises my weakness? I don’t think so. When I scream for joy, it’s normal for people, and when I cry after a defeat, it always raises controversial opinions.

And both are just human behavior. It is part of my life and everyone’s life,” Swiatek told Twoj Styl magazine.

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