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‘My Work Could Be an Inspiration to Some People’- Iga Swiatek Rejoices Her Newly Found Echelon in Tennis

Published 04/04/2022, 11:30 AM EDT

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Iga Swiatek, the 20-year-old, has taken the world by surprise by winning back-to-back 17 matches. The pole has performed splendidly in this year’s hard court season. When Swiatek started the year, she was holding the ranking of no.8 from where, within a few months, she has leapfrogged to the World No.1.

Iga Swiatek Is Delighted

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Swiatek just finished her summer double journey and what a journey it was. She took both Indian Wells and the Miami Open in one go. Meanwhile, other joyous news was waiting to knock on her doors. As soon as Iga finished her Miami run, she received the official news of being ranked no.1 by the WTA. She expressed her feeling by writing“It’s official today and I want to give myself, my family, my team, and partners a moment to celebrate it and to be happy about it…”

🥇 It’s official today and I want to give myself, my family, my team, and partners a moment to celebrate it and to be happy about it…

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— Iga Świątek (@iga_swiatek) April 4, 2022

Read more: ‘Federer and Nadal Played So Many Different Times’- Naomi Osaka Opens up on Rivalry With Iga Swiatek

Iga is a flag-bearer of Poland in tennis, as she is the first polish player to be ranked no.1. Though it doesn’t mean she is a commoner to the rest of the world. She is the first woman to win three Master 1000 titles in a year and the fourth woman to win the Sunshine Doubles. Further, the 20-year-old shares record with world-renowned players such as Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova.

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Swiatek Will Take a Break

Iga Swiatek earlier pointed out that she wasn’t getting enough rest during the Miami. However, she didn’t make a big deal out of it and continued her game. Now that the Miami Open has ended, Iga confessed to her requirement for rest as she has incurred an arm injury owing to a long run. Although the injury isn’t big, she will have to sideline the upcoming Charleston Open.

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However, The world no.1 will be back soon on the clay courts. It won’t be wrong to say that she is going to be a very tough contender for others, as she already has some titles on the clay. Adding to that, she now is playing her best tennis. All we have to do is to prepare ourselves for some elite games in the upcoming season.

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Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.
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Deepakshi Chaudhary