The Pole is determined to not be consumed by the talk and components of her winning streak, eager to banish any mid-match thoughts creeping in about an eventual loss.
“Well, they do (creep in), but I just try to focus on the stuff that actually is going to give me something. Thinking about all these stats, it's not really helpful,” she explained.
“I try to be really strict in terms of my thoughts and try to really focus on finding solutions.
“The biggest part of the job is to manage them properly and to really shift the focus on the right things. I think I did that pretty well, but they are there."
The 19-year-old Zheng was leading Alize Cornet 6-0, 3-0 before the French veteran was forced to retire. Ahead of their first meeting, Swiatek is already aware of the talent world No.74 Zheng possesses.
“I'm not really familiar, honestly. Because I didn't watch a lot of tennis during past couple of months, but I have heard some other players talking about her," said Swiatek.
“Even when she lost some matches, people were really telling that she has a talent. For now I'm going to prepare, for sure.”