Iga Świątek

Iga Świątek (Polish pronunciation: [ˈiɡa ˈɕfjɔntɛk]; born 31 May 2001) is a tennis player from Poland. She has won seven ITF singles titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 49 on August 19th 2019.

Iga Świątek
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Świątek at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) Poland
ResidenceRaszyn, Poland
Born (2001-05-31) 31 May 2001 (age 19)
Warsaw, Poland
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachPiotr Sierzputowski
Jolanta Rusin-Krzepota
Prize moneyUS$ 909,148
Singles
Career record101–28 (78.3%)
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 48 (3 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 49 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2020)
French Open4R (2019)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US Open2R (2019)
Australian Open Junior1R (2017)
French Open JuniorSF (2018)
Wimbledon JuniorW (2018)
US Open Junior2R (2016)
Doubles
Career record8–7 (53.3%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 442 (14 October 2019)
Current rankingNo. 460 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open2R (2019)
Australian Open JuniorF (2017)
French Open JuniorW (2018)
Wimbledon JuniorSF (2016)
US Open JuniorSF (2016)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2020)
Team competitions
Fed Cup7–3 (singles 5-2, doubles 2-1)
Last updated on: 3 May 2020.

As a junior, she was part of the Polish team which won the Junior Fed Cup in 2016.[1] She was also the 2018 French Open girls' doubles champion with Caty McNally, having lost to her partner in the singles' semi-final, but the highlight of her junior career was her victory in the girls' singles final at Wimbledon a few weeks later, defeating Leonie Küng of Switzerland in straight sets. She completed her junior career at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, where she won the gold medal in the girls' doubles with Kaja Juvan of Slovenia, who also won gold in the girls' singles.[2]

Early life and backgroundEdit

Iga Świątek was born to 1988 Olympic rower Tomasz Świątek who competed in the men's quadruple sculls event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.[3] She resides in Raszyn, a small town near Warsaw.

CareerEdit

2016 to 2017: Junior career and early yearsEdit

In summer 2016, Świątek defeated Olga Danilović in the final of the Canadian Open Junior Championships, and followed that with her first win in a senior ITF tournament in Stockholm at age 15. She then beat Marta Kostyuk in the title match at the AGL Loy Yang Traralgon Junior International in January 2017, and then claimed her first clay-court singles title on the ITF pro circuit a month later with a victory over Martina Di Giuseppe in Bergamo. Świątek came through the qualifying rounds to reach the final.[4]

2018: Wimbledon Championships junior singles titleEdit

 
Iga with Kaja Juvan, Olympic gold medal champions in girls' doubles at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics

Świątek missed seven months after right ankle surgery in 2017, but made a return in both ITF and junior Grand Slam tournaments.[5]

At age 17, Świątek and her partner Caty McNally beat Yuki Naito and Naho Sato in the French Open junior doubles final. She also reached the junior singles semifinals, losing to McNally in three sets.

On 14 July 2018, Świątek reached her first Grand Slam junior singles final, in which she defeated Switzerland's Leonie Küng in straight sets. Świątek became the fourth Polish junior champion at Wimbledon after Aleksandra Olsza and Agnieszka and Urszula Radwańska.[6]

Świątek won back-to-back $60,000 titles in Budapest and Montreux to enter the top 200.[7]

In October, Świątek competed at the third Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.[8] She qualified based on her ITF world junior rankings, and played singles, doubles and mixed doubles. She won the gold medal in doubles with Kaja Juvan, defeating Yuki Naito and Naho Sato of Japan in the final.

Świątek had a strong 2018 season, raising her ranking from No. 727 to a career high of No. 174 and winning four ITF titles.[9] Her year-end ranking was 186.[10]

2019: First WTA final, and top 50Edit

 
Iga Świątek interviewed in 2018
 
Iga Świątek in 2019

Świątek started the season with her first WTA event at the Auckland Open, where she lost in the final round of qualifying. She made it through the qualifying rounds of the Australian Open, and in the first round, Świątek defeated Ana Bogdan in three sets. Following the Australian Open, Świątek achieved a new career-high singles ranking of No. 140 and participated in the 2019 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone, which was played in Zielona Gora, Poland.

In February, Świątek made it to the second round at the Hungarian Ladies Open. At the Ladies Open Lugano in Switzerland, Świątek upset No. 3 seed Viktória Kužmová in three sets to reach her first WTA quarterfinal. The win over the world No. 46 was the first top-50 victory in Świątek's career.[11]. She then defeated the No. 8 seed Vera Lapko and Kristýna Plíšková to reach her first WTA final. An incredible cross-court forehand drop shot against Plíšková in the semi-final became the 2019 WTA Shot of the Year.[12] She lost the final to Polona Hercog in three sets.[13] Reaching the Lugano final boosted her into the Top 100 for the very first time.[14]

Iga Świątek bounced back from a first-set bagel to defeat Monica Puig and reach the second week in her first French Open.[15] Making her French Open main draw debut, Świątek became the second player born in the 2000s to reach week two of a major - following Amanda Anisimova's efforts at the Australian Open. Świątek lost to defending champion Simona Halep in the fourth round.[16]

At the Citi Open, Świątek recovered from a set and a double break deficit for a win over Ons Jabeur and then lost in the second round to the eventual champion Jessica Pegula.[17] Świątek continued at the Rogers Cup, where she defeated Shelby Rogers and Heather Watson in the qualifying rounds to make the main draw. She defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the second round[18] before falling to Naomi Osaka in the third round. After a great campaign in Toronto, Świątek played the Cincinnati Masters where she defeated Caroline Garcia in an hour and 31 minutes. [19]

2020Edit

At the Australian Open Świątek was playing her first tournament since she underwent foot surgery following the 2019 US Open. She defeated Tímea Babos, Carla Suárez Navarro and Donna Vekić, all in straight sets, to advance to the fourth round at a Grand Slam championship for the second time in her career, where she lost to Anett Kontaveit in three sets. [20]

She followed that with three wins from three matches at the Fed Cup Group I tournament in Luxembourg before travelling to Qatar, where she beat Vekić in the first round and lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second. That was her last match before international play was suspended due to the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.

This table is current through the 2020 Qatar Total Open.

Tournament 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 2R 4R 0 / 2 4–2 67%
French Open 4R 0 / 1 3–1 75%
Wimbledon 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
US Open 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Win–Loss 5–4 3–1 0 / 5 8–5 62%
National representation
Summer Olympics NH P 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Year-end championships
WTA Finals DNQ 0 / 0 0–0  – 
WTA Elite Trophy[1] DNQ 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open Q2 P 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Miami Open Q2 P 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Madrid Open A P 0 / 0 0–0  – 
China Open A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open[2] A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Italian Open A P 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Canadian Open 3R 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Cincinnati Open 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Wuhan Open A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
2019 2020 Career
Tournaments 11 2 Career total: 13
Titles 0 0 Career total: 0
Finals 1 0 Career total: 1
Hard Win–Loss 7–7 5–2 0 / 8 12–9 57%
Clay Win–Loss 7–3 0–0 0 / 3 7–3 70%
Grass Win–Loss 0–2 0–0 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Overall Win–Loss 14–12 5–2 0 / 13 19–14 58%
Year-end ranking 61 $891,348

Notes

  • 1 WTA Tournament of Champions was held from 2009 to 2014, when WTA Elite Trophy replaced it.
  • 2 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. The Dubai Championships were classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by the Qatar Open for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, the Dubai Championships regained its Premier 5 status while the Qatar Open was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
French Open A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wimbledon A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
US Open 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Win–Loss 1–1 0–0 0 / 1 1–1 50%

Mixed doublesEdit

Tournament 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 2R QF 0 / 2 3–2  – 
French Open A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wimbledon A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
US Open A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–Loss 1–1 2–1 0 / 2 3–2 60%

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2019 Ladies Open Lugano, Switzerland International Clay   Polona Hercog 3–6, 6–3, 3–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 7 (7 titles)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (5–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2016 ITF Stockholm, Sweden 10,000 Hard (i)   Laura-Ioana Paar 6–4, 6–3
Win 2–0 Feb 2017 ITF Bergamo, Italy 15,000 Clay (i)   Martina Di Giuseppe 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Win 3–0 May 2017 ITF Győr, Hungary 15,000 Clay   Gabriela Horáčková 6–2, 6–2
Win 4–0 Feb 2018 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 15,000 Hard   Britt Geukens 6–3, 6–1
Win 5–0 Apr 2018 ITF Pelham, United States 25,000 Clay   Allie Kiick 6–2, 6–0
Win 6–0 Sep 2018 ITF Budapest, Hungary 60,000 Clay   Katarina Zavatska 6–2, 6–2
Win 7–0 Sep 2018 ITF Montreux, Switzerland 60,000 Clay   Kimberley Zimmermann 6–2, 6–2

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2018 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 15,000 Hard   Constanze Stepan   Anna Morgina
  Valeriya Solovyeva
4–6, 2–6

Fed Cup participationEdit

SinglesEdit

Edition Stage Date Location Surface Against Opponent W/L Score
2018 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
P/O 10 February 2018 Tallinn, Estonia Hard (i)   Bulgaria   Petia Arshinkova W 6–0, 6–4
2019 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
R/R 6 February 2019 Zielona Góra, Poland   Russia   Natalia Vikhlyantseva L 0–6, 2–6
8 February 2019   Denmark   Clara Tauson W 6–3, 7–6(9–7)
P/O 9 February 2019   Ukraine   Dayana Yastremska L 6–7(2–7), 4–6
2020 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
R/R 6 February 2020 Esch-sur-Alzette,
Luxembourg
  Slovenia   Nika Radišič W 6–2, 6–1
7 February 2020   Turkey   Berfu Cengiz W 6–3, 6–0
P/O 8 February 2020   Sweden   Mirjam Björklund W 7–5, 4–6, 6–3

DoublesEdit

Edition Stage Date Location Surface Partner Against Opponents W/L Score
2018 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
R/R 9 February 2018 Tallinn, Estonia Hard (i) Alicja Rosolska   Turkey   Ayla Aksu
  Basak Eraydin
L 3–6, 6–2, 1–6
2019 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
R/R 6 February 2019 Zielona Góra, Poland   Russia   Margarita Gasparyan
  Daria Kasatkina
W 6–0, 3–6, 6–3
P/O 9 February 2019   Ukraine   Marta Kostyuk
  Kateryna Kozlova
W 6–1, 1–6, 7–6(7–5)

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2018 Wimbledon Grass   Leonie Küng 6–4, 6–2

Girls' doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner–up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2017 Australian Open Hard   Maja Chwalińska   Bianca Andreescu
  Carson Branstine
1–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 2018 French Open Clay   Caty McNally   Yuki Naito
  Naho Sato
6–2, 7–5

ITF junior resultsEdit

Singles: 8 (6 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Legend (W–L)
Junior Grand Slam (1–0)
Category GA (0–1)
Category G1 (2–0)
Category G2 (0–1)
Category G3 (0–0)
Category G4 (3–0)
Category G5 (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2015 Nottingham, Great Britain G4 Hard   Emily Smith 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Win 2–0 May 2015 Budapest, Hungary G4 Clay   Johana Markova 6–2, 6–2
Win 3–0 Jun 2015 Riga, Latvia G4 Clay   Paulina Bakaite 6–3, 6–0
Loss 3–1 Sep 2015 Prague, Czech Republic G2 Clay   Anastasia Zarytska 5–7, 1–6
Win 4–1 Sep 2016 Repentigny, Canada G1 Hard   Olga Danilović 3–6, 2–0 ret.
Win 5–1 Jan 2017 Traralgon, Australia G1 Hard   Marta Kostyuk 6–3, 6–3
Loss 5–2 May 2017 Milan, Italy GA Clay   Elena Rybakina 6–1, 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Win 6–2 Jul 2018 Wimbledon, United Kingdom JGS Grass   Leonie Küng 6–4, 6–2

Doubles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit

Legend (W–L)
Junior Grand Slam (1–1)
Category GA (0–0)
Category G1 (1–0)
Category G2 (0–1)
Category G3 (0–0)
Category G4 (1–0)
Category G5 (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2015 Riga, Latvia G4 Clay   Wiktoria Rutkowska   Ninel Batalova
  Hanna Sokal
6–3, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Sep 2015 Prague, Czech Republic G2 Clay   Daria Kuczer   Barbora Matusova
  Eva Marie Voracek
6–7(4–7), 1–6
Win 2–1 Jan 2017 Traralgon, Australia G1 Hard   Maja Chwalińska   Gabriella Da Silva Fick
  Kaitlin Staines
3–6, 6–4, 10–7
Loss 2–2 Jan 2017 Australian Open, Australia JGS Hard   Maja Chwalińska   Bianca Andreescu
  Carson Branstine
1–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 3–2 Jun 2018 French Open, France JGS Clay   Caty McNally   Yuki Naito
  Naho Sato
6–2, 7–5

Team competition: 1 titleEdit

Result W–L Date Team competition Surface Partner/Team Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2016 Junior Fed Cup,
Budapest, Hungary
Clay   Maja Chwalińska
  Stefania Rogozińska-Dzik
  Amanda Anisimova
  Claire Liu
  Caty McNally
2–1

Record against other playersEdit

Record against top 10 playersEdit

Świątek's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10 (as of August 13, 2019):

Player Record Win% Hard Clay Grass Last Match
Number 1 ranked players
  Caroline Wozniacki 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 Won (1–6, 6–3, 6–4) at 2019 Toronto
  Simona Halep 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 Lost (0–6, 1–6) at 2019 French Open
  Naomi Osaka 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (6–7(4–7), 4–6) at 2019 Toronto
No. 4 ranked players
  Caroline Garcia 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 Won (7–6(7–1), 6–1) at 2019 Cincinnati
  Samantha Stosur 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1 Lost (0–6, 3–6) at 2019 Eastbourne
No. 5 ranked players
  Jeļena Ostapenko 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1 Lost (0–6, 2–6) at 2019 Birmingham
Total 2–4 33.33% 2–1
(66.67%)
0–1
(0%)
0–2
(0%)

Record against top 50 ranked playersEdit

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