Iga Swiatek’s latest achievements represent a real anomaly within the women’s tour, which was no longer used to winning streaks of this magnitude. The new world number one ranking is undefeated for 28 matches and has lifted five consecutive tournaments to the sky, including the WTA 1000 events of Indian Wells, Miami, and Rome.
Numbers seem destined to rise and set new records, especially considering Swiatek’s state of form. The Polish player has no intention of stopping and, day after day, she proves her superiority over the female tennis players who populate the WTA Tour.
With such a long winning streak, the thought of defeat would creep into anyone’s mind. Not in Iga Swiatek’s, though: “There is no point in thinking about how long the streak is or when I will lose.
Now it’s time to think about who helped her to achieve this success. Let’s learn more about her coach.
Iga Swiatek Current Coach is Piotr Sierzputowski
Born in Nowy Dwór Gdański, Sierzputowski is a former junior tennis player who took up coaching in his early teens, helping to train his younger sister, Alicja Sierzputowska, though he soon also coached other girls professionally at a local tennis club in Pomerania.
While supporting his sister’s career, he spent some time working in the United States with her and other players, including at the Johan Kriek Tennis Academy, before moving back to Poland to be an assistant coach at Legia Warsaw’s tennis club.
In mid-2016, on the back of reaching a junior French Open quarterfinal, then-15-year-old Iga Świątek began working with Sierzputowski, then 23, at Legia Warsaw. Within a couple of months, Sierzputowski became her primary coach, and she was his only student.
Świątek had a successful junior career under Sierzputowski, culminating in 2018 when she won the Wimbledon girls’ singles title and the French Open girls’ and Youth Olympics doubles titles.
When Świątek began playing main WTA Tour events in 2019, Sierzputowski formed her core travel team along with sports psychologist Daria Abramowicz and eventually fitness trainer Maciej Ryszczuk.
Świątek was quickly successful on the WTA Tour—in 2020, she made a surprise run at the French Open to claim her first major title, at age 19. She was named the WTA’s Most Improved Player and Fan Favorite of 2020, and Sierzputowski won the WTA Coach of the Year Award.
Sierzputowski has said, of his coaching style, “I give Iga a lot of space. I can guide her so that she really wants to get better”. Świątek established herself further in 2021, winning titles in Adelaide and Rome and getting to a then-high ranking of No. 4. She was also the only woman to reach the fourth round of every major that year and qualified for the WTA Finals for the first time.
However, in the off-season before 2022, she and Sierzputowski split amicably due to “burnout” after six years together, wishing each other well on social media; he was replaced by Tomasz Wiktorowski.
Iga Swiatek began her partnership with Piotr Sierzputowski in 2016. Piotr Sierzputowski is a professional tennis coach from Poland.
This cooperation has brought Iga Swiatek 7 victories at ITF Circuit from 2016 to 2018. In 2019, Iga made her debut in the top 100 ratings of WTA, ending the year at 61 positions. Also that year, she first reached the final of the tournament WTA in Lugano, where she lost to Polona Hercog.
Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek, under the guidance of her coach, won her first title at Roland Garros 2020, where she defeated American tennis player Sofia Kenin in two sets.
Such progress of the young tennis player was not possible without excellent coaching work and that is why Piotr Sierzputowski received the WTA Coach of the Year Award at the end of 2020.
The title in Adelaide, WTA 500 event, was the second for the player during her cooperation with Piotr Sierzputowski.
In May 2021, the young Polish woman proved once again to everyone that she can win at major tournaments. At the WTA Premier in Rome, Iga Swiatek had a brilliant series of matches against strong opponents and won the main trophy without giving a chance to Karolina Pliskova – 6/0,6/0.
However, the 20-year-old now feels it’s time to move on ahead of the 2022 season, “I’ve started my pre-season, but today I would like to tell you something significant,” Swiatek wrote on Instagram.
“After more than 5 years I’ve decided to finish my cooperation with my coach Piotr Sierzputowski. This change is really challenging for me and this decision wasn’t easy, either… As tennis players, we meet on our path a lot of people who contribute great value to our work and, often, to our life too, because we spend almost the whole year on tour together.
“I found out that sometimes in our professional life, we need changes to develop more, evolve and meet other people with whom we’re going to create cooperation for the next stages of our development.
“I would like to thank you Coach for everything that you did for me. We gave each other so much and I hope that we’ll continue to grow and develop with this experience we’ve gained together. I owe you a lot and truly appreciate the time we’ve spent together. All those years enabled us to be in the place that we are now.
“I suppose you may have questions about what’s next. I have everything I need to be able to work and I would like to focus on my pre-season without any outside pressure. I hope you’ll understand it.”
Swiatek’s Achievements With Different Coaches
We have collected in the table the data about the trophies won by Iga Swiatek under the guidance of various coaches.
|Coach||Years of Cooperation||Titles|
|Tomasz Wiktorowski||2022 – Present||2022 – Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Rome
2021 – Adelaide
|Piotr Sierzputowski||2016-2021||2021 Rome
2020 – Roland Garros
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