At just 22-years-old, Iga Swiatek has achieved what many can only dream of.
The No.1 world title holder is the youngest woman to reach the top spot since 2010 and is the very first Polish tennis player to be ranked No.1 in the world.
Whether you’re tuning into Wimbledon 2023 or not, you’re bound to see much more of Swiatek in the future.
What Is Iga Swiatek’s Ranking?
Swiatek claimed the No.1 Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) position when the previous No.1 title holder Ashleigh Barty retired from the sport.
For many, the pressure that comes with such unexpected success could have been overwhelming but Swiatek went onto the court even more determined, winning every match she played in the four months after.
How Many Times Has Iga Swiatek Won A Grand Slam?
Swiatek knows something about winning a grand slam — she’s won three of them.
In 2022, the Polish star won U.S Open for the first time and the French open for the second. She is officially the youngest player in history to win the French Open.
What Is Iga Swiatek’s Life Like Off The Court?
Iga Swiatek isn’t just a tennis player—the 22-year-old title holder is also getting attention for her efforts off the court, having spoken about both mental health struggles and the crisis in Ukraine.
Most recently, Swiatek has spoken out about suffering from crippling shyness as a child. In her article for The Players’ Tribune, Swiatek describes struggling with social situations until she was in her late teens.
“There was a time in my life when I was so introverted that speaking to people was a real challenge. Until I was 17 or 18, it was hard sometimes to look people in the eyes. I hated how hard it was for me. It felt really bad not being able to make connections. But with some people, my mind was just blank, and I didn’t know what to say. Small talk wasn’t natural to me.”
It’s not the first time that Swiatek has spoken about mental health. The Polish star publicly advocated for mental health services, even donating her prize money from her Angel Open win to Polish mental health non-profits.
Previously, the tennis player has also used her position to speak about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, explaining that “the war basically is right next to my country.”
Does Iga Swiatek Have A Partner?
Swiatek seems to keep her love life under wraps as there has been no hint of any past or present romantic relationships for the tennis star.
But we’ll sure be keeping a look out for any romance blossoming in the future.