Proud Iga Swiatek Says At 22, Completely Unique Single-Season “Proud Of My Self”

Iga Swiatek, 22, has won titles on all levels in a single season for the first time in her career. On Sunday, Swiatek crushed Liudmila Samsonova 6-2 6-2 to win her first WTA 1000 title of the year in Beijing. Previously, Swiatek won a Grand Slam title at the French Open – WTA 500 titles in Doha and Stuttgart – and also won a WTA 250 tournament in Warsaw.

Last year, Swiatek won eight titles but neither of those eight titles came on the WTA 250 level. So far this season, Swiatek has won five titles and has been victorious on four levels.

After going four consecutive tournaments without a title, Swiatek ended her drought in Beijing.


After winning Beijing, Swiatek admitted that her confidence levels probably weren’t the highest at the start of the week. “I’m happy that I won because, for sure, this is really big for me. Winning this title is something that I never would have thought at the beginning of the tournament about.

I’m pretty proud of myself,” Swiatek said after winning Beijing. Although Swiatek lost a total of four games against Samsonova, she admitted to feeling nerves because she was playing a final. “Well, for sure you could feel that we are playing a final because it was a little bit tense, I would say.

But I’m happy that I kind of adjusted to what Liudmila was playing. I wanted to really be consistent with what I wanted to do no matter how she’s doing,” Swiatek said. After winning Beijing and landing her fifth title of the year, Swiatek’s focus turns to the WTA Finals.

On October 29th, the WTA Finals will be starting in Cancun. Later this month, Swiatek will be kicking off her third consecutive WTA Finals appearance. In Cancun, Swiatek will be targeting to win her first WTA Finals and title and cap off her season in the best possible way.


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