Iga Swiatek: Tennis Profile | Playing Style | Career Stats | Ranking
Iga Swiatek: Tennis Profile
|Player Profile||Iga Swiatek|
|Date of Birth||31 May 2001|
|Height||5 ft 9 inches|
|Singles Titles (Career )||6|
|Prize Money (Career)||$8,423,963|
|Win/Loss Record (Singles Career)||172/49|
|Plays||Right-handed forehand and |
double handed backhand
Breaking Records at a young age
At just 20, young Polish tennis star Iga Swiatek was crowned the new World No.1 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and is the youngest player in the top ten rankings. Swiatek became the first Pole to win a Grand Slam in 2020 when she lifted the French Open title.
With that title, she also became the youngest singles champion at the French Open since Rafael Nadal, who won the title in 2005 when he was just 19 years old.
Recently she won the Double Sunshine title. It is a title given to players who win both the Indian Wells and Miami Open in the same season.
We will be overviewing Iga Swiatek’s game and the upcoming years that have made her who she is today.
Swiatek is an aggressive baseline player with an equally amazing net game, thanks to her experience in doubles. Her forehand was recorded with an average speed of 118 km/hr which makes her an opponent who isn’t easy to overcome.
But what really makes her dominate over her opponents is her amazing “top-spin”. Top spin in layman’s terms is – what makes the ball jump higher after a bounce than it normally would after the player hits it.
An effective top spin would make the opponent work harder in order to return the ball. This skill of hers is what her opponents dread the most while playing against her.
Her ability to choose any angle of the court and hit the desired shot are well known throughout the tennis world.
Much like her idol, Rafael Nadal, she focuses on her fitness as much as he does. Her entire game depends on her agility and stamina. Swiatek from a young age has had a knack as to know when to come ahead, go back, defend and attack.
She had competed in the doubles event during her time in the junior circuit. She had won the 2018 French Open Girls Doubles title alongside Caty McNally as well as the 2018 Wimbledon Girls Championship. Her doubles experience has helped her during her singles matches constantly.
Iga Swiatek: Playing Stats (All-time)
Iga Swiatek: Win/Loss Record
|Year||Total||Hard||I Hard||Clay||I Clay||Grass||Carpet|
|2019||Tour Main Draw||14-11||6-5||1-1||7-3||0-0||0-2||0-0|
|2018||Tour Main Draw||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0|
|2017||Tour Main Draw||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0|
|2016||Tour Main Draw||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0|