World No. 3 Casper Ruud has praised Iga Swiatek for supporting a mental health organization. After Swiatek ended runner-up to Barbora Krejcikova in the Ostrava final, she pledged to donate all of her Ostrava prize money to a mental health organization that is helping children with mental health issues in Poland.
For finishing runner-up in Ostrava, Swiatek earned €58,000. “Wow Iga Swiatek, thank you for raising awareness to the world mental health day today,” Ruud wrote on his Instagram Story.
Ruud praises Swiatek for supporting a good cause
October 10 is World Mental Health Day.
On this year’s World Mental Health Day, Swiatek announced a donation for a mental health organization. “Today is World Mental Health Day and because of that I would like to take some actions to help. I’m going to continue my little tradition and donate my prize money from the tournament in Ostrava.
58 k Euro will support a charity that helps children struggling with mental health issues in Poland. I’m speaking about it openly because I know that every gesture and every donation counts when we talk about something as important as our mental health.
Especially that this year’s motto of this day is to make our mental health the priority. I encourage everyone to donate even small amounts to one of the charities because together we can make a bigger impact,” Swiatek wrote on Instagram.
Swiatek, who is now the face of women’s tennis, has been working for quite some time with sports psychologist Daria Abramowicz.
Abramowicz is often credited for helping Swiatek become such a mentally strong player. Also, Swiatek has spoken several times about the importance of having someone like Abramowicz, who can provide assistance daily. Swiatek is always willing to support a good cause as during this past summer she organized a charity event for Ukraine in Krakow.