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Świątek in quarantine

On Friday, French Open champion Iga Świątek was awarded her country’s Golden Cross of Merit for remarkable sporting achievements and promotion of Poland by President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw, who has since tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the player to go into self-isolation.

I don’t have symptoms of coronavirus.Neither I, nor members of my team, have symptoms of coronavirus. We carry out tests regularly. We will quarantine ourselves in accordance with current procedures. We will repeat the tests in three days. We wish you all a lot of health, take care! Iga Świątek

The 19-year-old athlete defeated Sofia Kenin in the French Open final on 10 October 10 to become the first tennis player from Poland to win a Grand Slam singles title.

“It is a very important moment [French Open victory], also for the whole of Polish sport. This is a historical event,” President Duda said. “This is a sign of our pride, a sign of your great victory.

“It is also a sign of hope for the future, and I hope that this ceremony opens a new series of successive victories and a whole series of great satisfaction for you – both personal, as well as for all of us, the whole country.”

Also present was her father, Tomasz Świątek, who was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.

Both Świątek and Duda wore masks, but the Polish government announced on Saturday that the President had tested positive for Covid-19.

Świątek confirmed on Twitter that she doesn’t have symptoms, but she and her team will quarantine following the President’s positive test.

“I don’t have symptoms of coronavirus,” Świątek said. “Neither I, nor members of my team, have symptoms of coronavirus.

“We carry out tests regularly. We will quarantine ourselves in accordance with current procedures. We will repeat the tests in three days. We wish you all a lot of health, take care! “ she wrote.


OMGGG I've just met @RafaelNadal online! (sorry for the unfortunate photo haha) #dreamcometrue

Courtesy of Twitter

Iga meets Rafa, online

Meanwhile, the 19-year old has finally met Rafael Nadal, albeit virtually.

It could be expected that the two would have crossed paths in Paris where they both won Roland Garros titles without losing a set, but given the social distanced protocols and staggered finals, they did not get the chance.

“OMGGG I’ve just met @RafaelNadal online! (sorry for the unfortunate photo haha) #dreamcometrue” she tweeted.

Judging by the screenshot, the topic of conversation may have concerned yachts—Nadal is a proud yacht-owner and Świątek apparently dreams of buying one in the future.

She is well on her way after bursting onto the scene by winning her maiden major, unseeded, and rising inside the Top 20.

She attributes much of her success to the important mental work she does with her psychologist Daria Abramowicz, who travels with her on tour.

“I always wanted to work with a psychologist,” Świątek says. “There is a belief that psychologists are only for people who have problems, but I feel like psychologists are for people who want to improve.”





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