Iga Swiatek is a Polish professional tennis player who was born on May 31, 2001, in Warsaw, Poland. She turned professional in 2018 and has quickly become one of the top players in the world, with a career-high ranking of No. 1 in the WTA singles rankings as of March 2023.
Here are some of Iga Swiatek’s notable achievements and facts:
Swiatek is best known for her stunning victory at the 2020 French Open, where she won the women’s singles title without dropping a set, becoming the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title in history.
She has won 5 WTA singles titles in her career, including the 2021 Adelaide International and the 2021 Italian Open.
Swiatek has also had success in doubles, winning the 2018 Wimbledon girls’ doubles title and partnering with Bethanie Mattek-Sands to win the 2021 Adelaide International doubles title.
In addition to her success on the WTA tour, Swiatek has won several ITF singles and doubles titles throughout her career.
She is known for her powerful groundstrokes, aggressive playing style, and excellent movement on the court.
Swiatek began playing tennis at a young age and comes from a sports-oriented family – her father is a former Olympic rower, and her mother is a former volleyball player.
Swiatek has been coached by Piotr Sierzputowski since she was a child and has credited him with helping her develop her game and mental toughness.
She is fluent in Polish and English and enjoys reading and playing video games in her free time.
Swiatek is also involved in charity work and has supported various causes, including children’s health and animal welfare.