Iga Swiatek Becomes Successful in Bringing Icons Like Agnieszka Radwanska, Sergiy Stakhovsky, and Elina Svitolina Together to Play a Charity Match for Ukrainian children

Published 06/29/2022, 12:35 PM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 4, 2022 Poland’s Iga Swiatek reacts during the trophies ceremony after winning the women’s singles final match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS/Yves Herman

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek is having the best season of her career, having won her second Roland Garros title last month. Currently, the Pole is through to the second round of Wimbledon with her 36th consecutive win this season.

Swiatek’s impressive streak includes wins at the Doha Masters, Indian Wells Masters, Miami Masters, Stuttgart Open and Italian Open. The 21-year-old has also worn a blue and yellow ribbon on her cap to show her support for Ukraine during their conflict.

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Swiatek announces charity exhibition match

According to her post on Instagram, after months of planning there will be a special exhibition match in Krakow, Poland on 23rd July. The list of players include will include Polish legend Agnieszka Radwańska and World No. 40 and Ukrainian Elina Svitolina.

An excerpt of the post read, “Together with Agnieszka Radwańska, Elina Svitolina, Sergiy Stakhovsky and Martyn Pawelski, we will meet in Krakow on 23rd July during a special event.”

“We will play a mixed doubles exhibition match. Additionally, Agnieszka and I will play one set of singles. Both matches will be umpired by Elina Svitolina. There will also be a special guest representing Ukraine – former football player Andriy Shevchenko,” it added.

The proceeds from the event will directly go to the children and teenagers in Ukraine. Additionally, the event will also be cooperating with United 24, Elina Svitolina’s foundation, and UNICEF Poland.

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Will Iga Swiatek win a consecutive Grand Slam?

After her memorable win in Paris, Swiatek is the clear favorite to take home the prize at Wimbledon. The Pole has not lost a match since the Dubai Open in February and looks unstoppable at present. Moreover, she is also a former junior Wimbledon champion, winning the title in 2018.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 4, 2022 Poland’s Iga Swiatek kisses the trophy after winning the women’s singles final match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS/Yves HermaneWATCH THIS STORY: Rafael Nadal’s biggest fan, Serena Williams, cheers for his success at Wimbledon Championships 2022

Swiatek is comfortably ahead of the rest of the pack, with more dominance expected in the coming days. In 2021, however, Swiatek was knocked out in the fourth round by current World No.2 Ons Jabeur. Will the young Pole claim a maiden win at the All-England Club?

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Mario Fernandes

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Mario Fernandes is a Formula 1 writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his graduation in Mathematics, followed by a Post Graduation Diploma in Journalism. Mario has been a sportsman and a sports fan from a very young age and has represented his school and college in sports like soccer, tennis, and cricket at the district level.

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