WATCH: Iga Swiatek opens up an early Christmas gift, turns out to be a surprise from Taylor Swift
Swiatek recently won the WTA Finals 2023 and ended the season as the WTA World No. 1.
Iga Swiatek (Source: @iga.swiatek/Instagram)
Christmas came early for Iga Swiatek this year, as the Polish tennis player posted a video of her opening up a wonderful gift. It was a vinyl record of Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ album and Iga Swiatek, being a massive fan of the popstar, absolutely loved the gift and her smile while posing with the record gave it all away pretty evidently.
During the 2023 French Open, Swiatek revealed how big a fan she is of the 12-time Grammy Award winner on her birthday. After beating Claire Liu in the second round of the Roland Garros, she revealed in the post-match conference that when she was a teenager; she listened to Taylor Swift to not feel alone.
She also learned how to speak better English by listening to her songs. In fact, she also wrote “I’m feeling 22 #swiftie” on the camera after winning the match. It’s the lyrics of a famous Taylor Swift song, ‘22’.
When I was younger and kind of confused about life and when I was a teenager, when I listened to her, I didn't feel alone. Also, I learned English by listening to her songs, so she was always kind of close to me.Iga Swiatek during a press conference at Roland Garros while speaking about her 22nd birthday
Swiatek is on the entry list for the 2024 Australian Open and she will head into the tournament as the top seed. Alongside Coco Gauff and defending champion Aryna Sabalenka, she will be one of the absolute favorites to win the tournament. However, two-time Australian Open winner Naomi Osaka is also making her comeback in the 2024 Australian Open and she will be a formidable foe as well.
Iga Swiatek’s season at a glance
The Polish international’s overall season was pretty good. She won her fourth career Grand Slam at the French Open, the WTA Finals, the WTA 1000 in Beijing, the Warsaw 250, and two WTA 500s in Doha and Stuttgart. Most importantly, she ended the season as the year-end World No. 1, which, at one point, did not seem to be plausible.
After her poor performances in the Wimbledon and US Open, Sabalenka overtook Iga Swiatek as the World No. 1. However, the Polish international made up by winning the Beijing Open and the ATP Finals at the end of the season.
The clutch performance by Iga Swiatek helped her become the year-end World No. 1. The Polish is back in form now and is definitely one of the favorites to win the 2024 Australian Open.
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