Iga Swiatek Delighted with Immense Support in Takasaki Ahead of Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/20/2021, 11:35 AM EDT
Tennis – WTA 500 – Eastbourne International – Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, Eastbourne, Britain – June 22, 2021 Poland’s Iga Swiatek in action during her round of 32 match against Britain’s Heather Watson Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge


Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, Iga Swiatek has already reached Japan and is training in Takasaki. Having stayed and trained in the locality, the Polish national took to Instagram to thank the people of the region to thank them for their hospitality.

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Iga was training in Takasaki, a small town located to the north of Tokyo, approximately 100 kilometers away, before leaving for Tokyo. She is ready to continue her gold quest this season, as she aims for a strong finish in Tokyo.

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Iga Swiatek aims for success at Tokyo Olympic Games

Iga Swiatek has slowly risen up the ranks in the female tennis circuit. The Polish star has already won two titles this year – the Italian Open and the Adelaide Open. However, her record at major events, owing to a poor run of form, has been less than ideal this season.

She lost out in the fourth-round, quarterfinal, and the fourth-round of the Australian Open, French Open, and the Wimbledon Championships, respectively. However, Iga has been a promising young talent to look out for, who can also challenge the big guns in the circuit.

After a successful 2020 French Open title win, the Pole will be hopeful of making a mark at the Olympic Games. As a result of her young age, Iga still has a lot of time for attaining success at the biggest stage.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 7, 2021 Poland’s Iga Swiatek celebrates winning her fourth round match against Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Possible medal for Poland in tennis

Poland has been a great performer at the Olympic Games, both in individual as well as team sports. However, the country has never had a tennis player win a medal at the grand event. Poland has a total of 284 medals at the Summer Olympics, 68 gold, 84 silver, and 132 bronze.

The burden is big on the young and small shoulders of Iga Swiatek; however it is not an improbable task to fulfil. The World No.8 can record some big upsets at the tournament, consequently attaining a podium finish for Poland in tennis.

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After a good stay at Takasaki, Iga will be shifting her focus towards the main prize. Japanese people are always the best at showing love and providing great hospitality for their guests, as a result of their tradition and culture.

Can Iga Swiatek finish in the top three in Tokyo?

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Suchit Halder

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Suchit Halder is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from St Xavier's College, Mumbai. With a keen interest in writing and sports, Suchit has previously worked as a content writer at Football Counter and worked with the content team for Delhi Capitals during IPL 2021.

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