All in the Mind: Roland-Garros Shows Importance of Sports Psychologists
SOURCE:  Tennis Majors
Posted On September 9, 2021

By:  Simon Chambers, October 8, 2020

Article Notes:

Professional tennis players are shedding the stigma of mental training, recognizing the mental battle is often on par with the physical one.  Ivan Lendl (8 Grand Slam titles) and Andy Murray (2012 London Olympics, 2012 US Open, & 2013 Wimbledon Champion) were on the front end.  Now 3 of the 4 French Open semifinalistsIga Swiatek, Petra Kvitova, and Nadia Podoroska all have mental trainers.  Even former French Open champion, Jelena Ostepenko, shares she’s had a change of heart about asking for help and using a mental expert.  Other pros mentioned in this article, who have utilized mental coaching, include  Danielle Collins, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Denis Shapovalov.