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Iga Swiatek shares TMI in interview about bathroom break

Iga Swiatek talks in an interview

Iga Swiatek had a “TMI” moment during her post-match interview on Thursday night.

Swiatek came back to beat Aryna Sabalenka 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 to advance to the finals of the US Open. The Polish star lost the first set pretty badly, getting her serve broken three times.

Swiatek took a bathroom break after the first set, and came out a new player. She routed Sabalenka 6-1 in the second set and then came back from down 4-2 in the final set to win.

In her post-match interview, Swiatek was asked about the bathroom break, which seemed to turn her momentum. She was embarrassed about what she said in response.

“It’s more what I did (in the bathroom). I kind of needed to go. For sure I felt lighter. Sorry, that’s disgusting,” Swiatek admitted.

“I tried to use that time to really try to think about what to change and do it in a good way. I remember earlier when I was younger, all I did in the bathroom between sets when I lost was cry. This time I can actually think about what to change and actually problem solve. I’m pretty glad I did that, because I got a new idea for the second set.”

Yes, that was too much information from Swiatek. But she may have also wanted to assure doubters that her bathroom break was used for legitimate purposes rather than to hurt Sabalenka’s momentum. Even if the break was used for real reasons, Swiatek made the most of it.

Not only was her second-set rebound impressive, but so was her comeback in the third set. She will fans Ons Jabeur in the finals.

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