Iga Swiatek is a professional tennis player from Poland. In April 2022, she became the World No. 1 women’s player. She has won four Grand Slam titles, winning the French Open three times – 2020, 2022, and 2023, and the US Open once in 2022.
Swiatek is also a doubles and mixed doubles player, making it to the finals of the 2021 French Open women’s doubles while partnered with Bethanie Mattek-Sands. She has 16 singles career titles to her name.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Iga Świątek was born on May 31, 2001, in Warsaw, Poland. She currently resides and trains out of Raszyn, also in Poland. The right-handed player with a two-handed backhand stands 176 cm tall. She is coached by Tomasz Wiktorowski and since she turned pro in 2016, she has earned nearly US$22 Million in prize money.
Her father Tomasz Swiatek is a former rower who represented Poland in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Her sister Agatha Swiatek briefly played in the ITF Junior Circuit but retired due to injury.
As a junior player, Swiatek made it to the Top 5 of the combined rankings. She turned pro in 2016 but she did not make her Grand Slam main draw debut until the 2019 Australian Open where she made it to the second round, clocking her first Grand Slam win.
A few weeks later she made it to the fourth round of Roland Garros. Later, she was in the first round of Wimbledon, and in the same year, she made it through to the second round of the US Open. As a doubles player, she was also in the second round of the same tournament.
In 2019, she was awarded the WTA Fan Favorite Shot of the Year. In 2020, she was named the WTA Most Improved Player.
Her first Grand Slam win came in 2020 when she won the French Open title, defeating Sofia Kenin. The following year, she was in the fourth round in Australia. She was the defending champion in France but did not make it past the quarterfinals in 2021.
In 2022, she lifted her second Grand Slam trophy at the French Open. She beat American player Coco Gauff for the title. Earlier that year, she was in the semifinals of the Australian Open. She had an outstanding year with a 37-match winning streak and went on to win the 2022 US Open for her third major title, knocking off Ons Jabeur 6-2 7-6 (7-5) in the final.
In 2023, Swiatek lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open to eventual runner-up Elena Rybakina. But Swiatek continued her dominance in women’s singles, bringing up 50 consecutive weeks as number one. She went on to claim victory at the 2023 French Open, beating Karolina Muchova in the decider in three sets. She was the first woman to defend the French Open title since Justine Henin in 2007.
That same year, she failed to defend her US Open title. Her loss in New York also led to her losing her lead in the rankings and she dropped to World Number 2 by September 2023.
Career Titles: 16
- Highest Singles Ranking: 1 (April 4, 2022)
- Current Singles Ranking: 2 (October 3, 2023)
Best Grand Slam Singles Performances
- Australian Open - SF (2022)
- French Open - W (2020, 2022, 2023)
- Wimbledon - QF (2023)
- US Open - W (2022)
- Tour Finals - SF (2022)
- Olympic Games - 2R (2020)
- Highest Doubles Ranking: 29 (February 14, 2022)
Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances
- French Open - F (2021)
- US Open - 2R (2019)
Best Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Performances
- Australian Open - QF (2020)
Other mixed doubles tournaments
- Olympic Games - QF (2020)
Who is Iga Świątek coach?
She is coached by Tomasz Wiktorowski.
When did Iga Świątek first become World Number 1?
April 4, 2022. She became world number 1 after Ashleigh Barty retired from tennis.
How old is Iga Świątek?
She turned 22 on May 31, 2001.