‘Sun will shine tomorrow exactly the same way as today,’ Iga Swiatek elated on becoming the new World No.1

Iga Swiatek takes to social media to express her joy in becoming the new World No.1.

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek

2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek has seen a tremendous rise since winning her first major title. She has been the most consistent player on the women’s circuit and was the only woman to make it to the second week of every grand slam last year. She leads the 2022 tour with a 21-3 record and is No.1 in the Race to WTA Finals.

And now, after Ash Barty’s retirement, the Pole will become the new World No.1 after beating Viktorija Golubic in the second round in Miami in straight sets 6-2,6-0. She already has won two WTA 1000 titles this year and will look to win a hattrick of WTA 1000 titles.

During the on-court interview after her win, Swiatek was surprised by tournament director James Blake and former World No.1 Lindsay Davenport as they came out and presented her with flowers as a mark to congratulate Swiatek. Swiatek took to social media to share a picture with Blake and Davenport and expressed her ecstasy at becoming the new World No.1.

“I’m pretty sure that tomorrow the sun will shine exactly the same way as today but for now…it feels surreal. No.1!!” Swiatek wrote.

Iga Swiatek eyeing a ‘Sunshine Double’

Iga Swiatek

Iga Swiatek

Having already won two WTA 1000 titles this season, Swiatek will now want to secure a hattrick of WTA 1000 titles by completing the Sunshine Double- Indian Wells and Miami. She has stormed into the third round with a convincing victory and will now face American Madison Brengle on Sunday.

If she wins, Swiatek may have to tackle Coco Gauff in the fourth round and then has a potentially easy path ahead. Most of the top seeds have been already knocked out of the tournament and going ahead, Swiatek will definitely be the favorite to triumph in Miami.

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