All You Need To Know About Iga Swiatek’s Family

Published 10/28/2020, 11:29 PM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – Poland’s Iga Swiatek poses with the trophy as she celebrates after winning the French Open. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


Born in the Polish village of Raszyn in Warsaw, the 19-year-old Iga Swiatek is the daughter of Olympic rower Tomasz Swiatek. Tomasz represented his country in the men’s quadruple sculls event in the Seoul Summer Olympics of 1988, wherein they took a respectable seventh place. Iga also has a sister named Agata Swiatek, who is three years older than her and is a dentistry student.

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Due to her win at the Roland Garros, Iga Swiatek grew up to become the youngest female Grand Slam champion of the twenty-first country. She also became the first Polish to win a major. Furthermore, amongst the teenagers in the WTA Rankings, the 19-year-old stands above all.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – October 10, 2020. Poland’s Iga Swiatek celebrates after winning the French Open final against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Tomasz and Iga Swiatek- Father like Daughter

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Being a part of the athletic culture himself, Tomasz introduced both his daughters into the world of tennis. For the elder daughter Agata, who had just barely stepped into the Juniors circuit, tennis wasn’t the right course. However, for Iga Swiatek, swimming was the primary choice, but she opted for tennis after her sister. According to WTA, her objective to play tennis was to beat her sister in at the sport.

All that is in the past now, as the Polish player has made it to the center of the tennis world with her biggest win. With her all court aggressive style, she also resembles ‘The King of Clay’ Rafael Nadal.

But the French Open 2020 epic is not the first time she has made her father proud. In Buenos Aires 2018, also known as the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, the Polish player collectively scored a gold medal with her Slovenian partner Kaja Juvan.

Having said that, the collection does look stacked a bit more with the French Open Cup.

Iga Swiatek’s Journey From Poland to Roland-Garros

Tennis – French Open – Galeries Lafayette Rooftop, Paris, France – Poland’s Iga Swiatek poses with the trophy after winning the French Open yesterday REUTERS/Charles Platiau TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Coming from a scarcely populated village to triumphing at one of the biggest events in tennis, Iga Swiatek did not embark on the journey alone. Right from the outset, she has the support of her father and her sister.

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In an interview with ausopen.com earlier this year, she said, “First year on tour I wasn’t so confident. Right now I feel that I can do it and have everything I need to play against the best players. If I keep working hard, who knows what happens?”

The world witnessed what happened it sure looks like Iga Swiatek is only beginning to show her capabilities. Before making it to the big league, the Polish player had already majored in Wimbledon in 2018 as a Junior. Also, she lifted the French Open before in the doubles with Caty McNally.

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The 5’9″ Polish player has enough caliber to turn into a special player. Alongside her family, she will definitely be up for any challenges ahead.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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