‘Huge Respect for Everything That You Have Done’ – Iga Swiatek Shares Her Grand Meeting With Serena Williams at US Open 2022

Published 08/28/2022, 11:56 PM EDT

During her legendary career, Serena Williams has won praise from people all over the world due to her audacious displays on the tennis court. Not just her fans but also her fellow players have lauded Serena for being a fighter on the tennis court. Recently, World Number 1, Iga Swiatek, congratulated Serena on an illustrious career.

The former World Number 1 is nearing the end of her career, lasting more than 25 years. Her grit and determination have resulted in Serena being one of the most decorated players in tennis. She’ll hang up her boots after the upcoming US Open.

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Iga Swiatek meets Serena Williams at the US Open

The Polish tennis star had a grand meeting with Serena in Flushing Meadows. She took to Twitter to share a picture of their meeting. Additionally, she had words of praise for the American legend, saying, So…this is the highlight of my day. Congratulations on your amazing journey and legendary career @serenawilliams. Huge respect for everything that you have done for our sport.”

Although Serena and Swiatek have never faced off against each other, the latter has always been a big admirer of Serena. She even wished to face Serena before the 23-time Grand Slam champion hangs up her boots. However, the two are on the opposite side of the draw and will only face off in the final of the tournament, which remains a remote possibility.

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Talking about the most important lesson that she has learned from Serena, Swiatek said that the American legend showed everyone how to be a strong no.1.

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Over the years, Serena has been a dominant force on the tennis circuit. While at the peak of her career, she gave little breathing space to her opponents.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 30: Serena Williams of the United States smiles during her Ladies Final match against Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia on day three of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship at International Tennis Centre Zayed Sports City on December 30, 2017 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

Serena will face Danka Kovinic of Montenegro in the opening round of the US Open. She will also play doubles alongside her sister, Venus Williams, for the first time since 2018.

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Can Serena end her astonishing career on a high by claiming either the singles or the doubles trophy at the US Open?

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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