“Full of Emotions”: Iga Swiatek Recieves Honorable Award with Soccer Great Robert Lewandowski

Published 01/11/2021, 12:53 AM EST
Poland’s Iga Swiatek celebrates after winning the French Open final against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


Who can forget the historic French Open 2020 campaign of Iga Swiatek? If her title winning run wasn’t enough to startle tennis fans, she didn’t even lose a single set at the Grand Slam. The brilliant performance in Paris made the teenager a celebrity not only in Poland but throughout the world.

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Recently, fans chose Swiatek as the second ‘Sportsmen of the year’ in Poland. It was definitely a big honor for her as she got the award at such a young age.

“Yesterday was a night full of emotions and excitement. I was chosen 2nd sportsmen of the year in Poland (right after Robert Lewandowski) by fans’ votes,” tweeted the Roland Garros 2020 winner.

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The ‘Sportsmen of the year’ award undoubtedly went to the famous footballer Robert Lewandowski. Robert had quite a phenomenal season, winning the treble with his football club FC Bayern Munich. He also scored more than 50 goals in the 2019-20 season which were greater than the goals scored by even Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Thank you all for supporting me”- Iga Swiatek

Poland’s Iga Swiatek kisses the trophy as she celebrates after winning the French Open. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

In the tweet, Swiatek also thanked all her fans and supporters for helping and guiding her. She believed that they were the ones who gave her the inspiration to work harder.

“I want to thank you all for supporting me and giving me motivation to work harder,” added the 19-year-old Polish player.

To stand beside Rober Lewandowski at such a young age is not at all a small thing. Swiatek has definitely earned herself a big name in Poland after her magnificent gameplay at the French Open. She will probably try even harder next year and might even replace Robert from the first position.

The 2021 season will definitely bring more challenges for the teenager. Swiatek will surely look forward to carry her same great form next year as well. As of now, she is at the 17th position in the WTA rankings. She will certainly try to finish within the top 10 or top 5 players by the end of the year.

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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