Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

The World No. 1 ranked tennis star Iga Swiatek has been training hard ahead of the US Open. The Polish, who continue to reign the tennis charts around the world was spotted training with tape over her mouth. However, the reason of the same wasn’t known until he herself opened up, ending rumours and fans speculations over the same.

The 22-year-old, who baffled the world with this gesture with her picture from Canadian Open practice session going viral, an expert revealed that it is a prominent “technique for nose-breathing.” However, with some fans leaving quizzed as well as confused, the World No. 1 said, “It’s harder to breathe when you are only breathing through your nose and it I easier for my heart rate to go up..”

However, the Pole refuted from explaining the entire thing as she added that she is not an expert, an apparent expert asserted that it’s a more efficient and effective method of oxygen delivery to the body’s muscles.”

It is to be noted that the Pole is hoping to continue her brilliant run in the tournament. The Polish tennis star received a first-round  bye and will next face Karolina Pliskova in the Round of 32.

Notably, Swiatek is coming after a Polish Open win on home turf, beating 6-0, 6-1 win over Laura Siegemund.