by Simon Daish
Natalia Bajor has certainly been gaining plenty of attention on the Polish table tennis scene, especially after winning the 2018 Polish National Championships Women’s Singles title on her 21st birthday and understandably she has labelled last season as her strongest performance to date.
“Yes, [last season] was definitely the best season of my career. I won the title of Polish Champion in the singles and also received medals at the European Youth Championships… I feel that I have evolved as a player.” Natalia Bajor
Looking at the statistics, it’s easy to see why Bajor is creating exciting headlines for the future of Polish table tennis: not only is she the highest ranked player from her country in the Under 21 Women’s Singles list at No.23 but also comes in as the fourth highest ranked female Polish player in the seniors table.
The young Polish star is beginning to face the difficult task of making the transition from the junior categories to senior table tennis but Bajor isn’t fazed about the change and is ready to embrace the challenge of competing at the highest level.
“It was not so difficult for me to transition to junior girls, because I competed with many of the girls before… from juniors to seniors it is more difficult but there is no other way and you have to take up this challenge. That is why it is so important for me to play in as many tournaments as possible, because then I will gain experience and later it will get easier.” Natalia Bajor
Source: Polish Table Tennis Federation