Swiatek reflects on her 2023 season after winning the WTA Finals.
Iga Swiatek suggests the 2023 season was a great learning experience and also showed great appreciation for her competition, describing them as “amazing women.” After a few rough months, Swiatek capped off her 2023 season by winning a WTA 1000 tournament in Beijing – claiming her first WTA Finals title – and also returning to the world No 1 spot.
The 2023 season didn’t start well for Swiatek, who lost to Elena Rybakina in the Australian Open round-of-16. Swiatek managed to defend her French Open title but then disappointingly lost to Elina Svitolina in the Wimbledon quarterfinal.
At the US Open, Swiatek – who was the defending champion – suffered a shock round-of-16 loss to Jelena Ostapenko and also lost the world No 1 ranking to Aryna Sabalenka. In the end, Swiatek won a total of six titles in 2023 and managed to regain the world No 1 ranking.
Swiatek reflects on her 2023 season
“What a season that was… I saw, did and learned so much. Before I’ll start my much-needed vacation, I would like to leave here some words of appreciation, gratitude and some thoughts.
I would like to thank my team. I wouldn’t be in this place without you. I want to thank everyone who supports me every day through the ups and downs of every season. And last but not least… I want to thank the amazing women I compete with on tour.
Thanks to you, I constantly want to be a better player. Every one of us has our own story and we can tell those stories together through our sport. I’m grateful for you and for this opportunity. The best things happen to us when… we stop chasing them,” Swiatek wrote on Instagram.
Swiatek played lots of matches in 2023 as she went 68-11. Now, Swiatek will take some time off to rest and recharge ahead of the 2024 season.