Iga Swiatek may have won everything in sight during her run to glory last season.
But the Australian Open top seed – now through to the third round – warns that dreams do not always come true.
“The expectations are a little bit higher from outside for sure, but also for myself a little bit,” the 21-year-old Pole said.
“I’m trying to manage that properly. Also I’m trying to stay in my bubble during the tournament so I’m not going to get distracted.”
Swiatek booked the third round with a 6-2, 6-3 defeat of Colombia’s Camila Osorio on Wednesday.
“I don’t want people to take for granted that if you’re World No. 1 that you’re going to win everything. We still have to fight for every match and we still
have to be really ready for everything.”