Iga Swiatek matches Serena Williams’ decade-old record as she ends the 2023 season on a high note
Records tumble around as Iga Swiatek ends year as No. 1.
Iga Swiatek and Serena Williams (Via Fox news, Yahoo)
Iga Swiatek, the Polish sensation, has been peaking exceptionally well ever since she turned professional. At the age of 19, she won her maiden Grand Slam and has since been on the hunt for more. Recently, she matched the decade-old record of American idol Serena Williams.
World number 1 Swiatek became the first woman in a decade to win a Grand Slam, WTA 250, WTA 500, WTA 1000, and WTA Finals all in a year. Since Serena Williams’s iconic run in 2013, no woman has been able to replicate the same until this year.
This year has been nothing but a roller coaster ride for the 22-year-old, who managed to win a Grand Slam at Roland Garros and followed that with many WTA Tour wins. After a slight dip in form in between the years, she came back phenomenally to win the WTA Finals at Cancun.
At a young age, she already has 4 titles to her name and numerous finals appearances across many tournaments. After ending the season on her terms, she remained the world number 1 for 2 years straight.
Iga Swiatek matches Chris Evert’s record of win-loss record in the Finals
After a historic WTA Finals win, Polish standout Iga Swiatek broke numerous records making her year-end win that much more special. She beat the records of many legends of the game including big names like Serena Williams and Stefanie Graf.
The number 1 rank also matched the record of Chris Evert at the finals. With a 17-4 record, she equaled one of the greats of women’s tennis. No other woman has broken this record making it a prestigious win.
Ever since her first-ever French Open win back in 2019, Swiatek has motored her way through the ranks and is now easily one of the dominating women on her tour. In 2023 alone, she led the ranks with 6 titles.
Even though she saw a slight dip in form since the US Open, the 22-year-old has fewer losses than Serena Williams, who dropped 32 games in 2012, while Swiatek dropped only 20 this year. After a season to remember, the Pole will look to do even better next year. With the Australian Open as the next Grand Slam, fans will hope that their favorite Polish Star wins her first-ever Australian Open title.
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