Guadalajara, Jal., November 2021.- The Polish Iga Swiatek will be the youngest player to compete in this year’s #AKRONWTA Finals. She is the only competitor who was born in this century (2001). However, at her young age, she already boasts a Grand Slam title.
Not only did Swiatek win the French Open last year, but she won over the tennis world; she also reached the final of the tournament in doubles alongside the American Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Up until that spectacular Grand Slam run, she had not won a title on the WTA tour.
This year, Iga won the tournaments in Adelaide (WTA 500 in February) and Rome (WTA 1000 in May) and reached the semi-finals in Ostrava (WTA 500 in September).
The Polish has a 35-13 record this year. Her last tournament was in Indian Wells where she was beat by Jelena Ostapenko in the fourth round.
The phrase that motivates Iga is “you did not wake up to be ordinary.” To arrive in prime condition ahead of the #AKRONWTA Finals, Swiatek stayed in the United States after Indian Wells. She was training at the University of Southern California where she took the opportunity to visit the beaches in Malibu and attend a Lakers game in Los Angeles.
In just a few days, the young woman who is a lover of cats and novels by the great author Ken Follet, will compete in Guadalajara, ready to give her best in search of success.