The dream has finally come true for the 20 years old Poland girl Iga Swiatek. Every tennis star dream to become number one in the world ranking. It’s the highest honor one can get from tennis.
This rank will be marked with their name forever. Everyone will remember the number one, even after their retirement. And Poland tennis star Iga Swiatek cemented her name on that list. She will forever now remembered as the number one tennis player. Świątek had to overcome a long hard path to achieve this position.
Świątek’s winning in the Miami Open helped her a lot in that journey. Last day, she became a fire in court. Looking at her playing performance, confidence, and attitude, anyone can tell that nobody could survive in front of her. Świątek is now the storm of tennis. Her young age, power, and faith can dismiss any player in the world.
Osaka, the former number one, is surely a great player, and she tried her best to win the game. But she failed to dominate the court in front of Świątek strength. Just right after the match, star, Świątek goes ahead with her enthusiasm, technique, and intelligence. After the last night’s performance, all the tennis lovers have seen something amazing. That is, Świątek is surprisingly good at both defenses and attacks. This ability of Świątek will surely take her on a very successful road.
Even though Osaka lost in Miami Open, it was a good tournament for her. After her leaving in Australia Open in tears and giving a bad performance in the Indian Wells, she was very upset. Reaching the final helped her a lot to think about the future. While holding the crystal runner-up trophy, she said, “I want to dedicate this one to all the people who support me, my fans.”
“I know I haven’t been in this position for a little minute. I know this isn’t the outcome you guys wanted, but I’m having fun up here.”
Iga Swiatek will officially become number one on Monday:
Świątek has already confirmed her new place in the WTA ranking. When WTA remakes its ranking list on Monday, Świątek will get first place.
Before Świątek, Ash Barty was number one in the WTA ranking. She had a huge point difference from other players. If Barty stayed in the game, no one could move her place this much easier. Her retirement creates the opportunity for other players to win the number one position.
And by winning Indian Wells and Miami Open back to back, Świątek seizes that position from all. She becomes the only four-person to do so.
Previously, only Victoria Azarenka (2016), Kim Clijsters (2005), and Steffi Graf (1994 and 1996) earned this “Sunshine Double” title, those who won Indian Wells and Miami Open in a streak get the “Sunshine Double” tag.
Świątek says, “These weeks were so intense I didn’t really know if I would able to keep up with the streak that I have.”
She also added, “It’s amazing for me that I could show mental toughness because my whole life I thought I could do more, and sometimes I was losing, and I didn’t even know why.”
“This season, I feel like everything clicked, so it’s great … I am really happy.”