CHAMPIONS: Iga Swiatek vs Hubert Hurkacz To Take Place Following Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 05/07/2021, 8:27 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021 Poland’s Iga Swiatek celebrates winning her second round match against Italy’s Camila Giorgi REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake


Tennis ace Iga Swiatek took the world by storm when she won the French Open last year. Another Polish player that has emerged on Tour is Hubert Hurkacz. Both players have brought Poland to the biggest stages in tennis, and Iga is the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam title. 

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Recently, it was announced that Iga Swiatek and Hubert Hurkacz will play an exhibition event against each other. The match will be played on July 13 and will be held in the Polish city of Gdynia. The match is being held for charitable purposes. 

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Poland’s Iga Swiatek in action during her second round match against Italy’s Camila Giorgi REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Iga Swiatek and Hubert Hurkacz come together for a noble cause

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The exhibition event will be conducted just after the Wimbledon Championships are over. After that, there will be a WTA 250 event taking place at the same venue. Iga Swiatek is expected to feature in this tournament. 

In the current season, Swiatek kicked off proceedings on a great note. She won the tournament in Adelaide, prior to the Australian Open. It was her first title since she won at Roland Garros last year. At the Australian Open, she had a decent run before she lost in the fourth round to Simona Halep. 

Meanwhile, Hubert Hurkacz has had a brilliant season so far. He won his first ATP Masters 1000 title in Miami this year. By doing that, he entered the top 20 rankings for the first time and is currently ranked 16th in the world. 

Apr 4, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Hubert Hurkacz of Poland poses with the Butch Bucholz trophy after his match against Jannik Sinner of Italy (not pictured) in the men’s singles final in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Both Polish players didn’t go very far in Madrid

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Recently, both Polish players were seen playing in the Mutua Madrid Open. Unfortunately, they both suffered losses and failed to go deep into the tournament. Iga lost in the Round of 16 matches to Ashleigh Barty, whereas Hubert lost to John Millman in the Round of 64 matches.

After Madrid, the next event for them is the Italian Open in Rome. Following that, they will feature in the second Grand Slam of the season at Roland Garros. It will be interesting to see how both players perform, especially Swiatek, since she will be the defending champion this year. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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