Iga Swiatek: Tennis star will donate US$50,000 to World Mental Health Day

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The third round match against Veronica Kudmetova, ranked 4th in the world, took less than an hour. She told reporters after the match that it is important for people to be open to their mental health. .

“I would say that in sports, it is always important for me to use this kind of help, because I always think that in my mental toughness, there are some strengths that can be used on the court, and I can also use this Development in this way,” she said.

“But I also know that everyone has a different path. It’s great that we can choose our own path because I know some people don’t need a psychologist.”

To celebrate World Mental Health Day on October 10, many athletes and management organizations launched awareness-raising campaigns.

This year, the mental stress that athletes regularly cope with has attracted more attention. Famous stars such as Naomi Osaka and Simone Byers revealed the struggles they must go through when competing at the elite level.

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Iga Swiatek said that it is important to recognize mental health in sports.

Sunday was the year Swatek won her first-and currently only-Grand Slam in the postponed French Open.

After Roland Garros won, the 20-year-old girl from Poland revealed that she used a sports psychologist to help her overcome obstacles.

Swatek was an unseeded player before that Grand Slam. At only 19 years old, she did not perform her best in the preparations for the championship.

This is due in part to her improved fortunes for her sports psychologist Daria Abramowicz.

Swiatek said that her charitable donation this week was inspired by Venus Williams, who established a program in cooperation with the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) to provide the public with $2 million in free treatment.

“It’s good to keep an open mind. If you need that kind of help, then do it. If you can do the job, if you are open-minded, I think it will help a lot,” Swatek added.

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