Swiatek broke into the top 10 for the first time in 2021 May.
Iga Swiatek has achieved another very notable milestone as the 22-year-old Pole entered her 100th consecutive week in the top 10 this Monday. Swiatek, ranked No. 2 in the world, broke into the top 10 for the first time in her career on May 17th, 2021.
Since then, Swiatek hasn’t exited the top-10. On April 4th, 2022, Swiatek reached the world No 1 ranking for the first time in her career. Swiatek remained at the top spot for well over a year as the Pole just lost the world No 1 ranking to Aryna Sabalenka after this year’s US Open.
✨ Iga Swiatek 🤝 New Milestone ✨
The current world no. 2 has now spent 100 consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the WTA rankings.
Swiatek lost the No. 1 spot at the US Open
Following a US Open round-of-16 loss and failing to defend her title, Swiatek also lost the top spot on the WTA rankings to Sabalenka.
After falling to No. 2 in the world, Swiatek reflected on her lengthy stay at the top spot. “Last 1,5 years was a time of observing and experiencing how much people talk and write about ‘defending’, ‘defense’ – of titles, ranking position, points…
I was surprised sometimes to start to think this way because of this. But… I don’t need to defend anything and this is a good moment to write down some thoughts. For me sport is a cycle of constant changes exactly like in everyday life, we can either win or lose – that’s it, it’s so simple.
New season, next tournament, new opportunities to GAIN, ACHIEVE, not defend something. Clean slate. During this year’s US swing, I could win and achieve more, that’s for sure. I know some of you expected more, many of you expected ‘defending’ the no 1 ranking, the title.
But I stick to my mindset: when I work hard, I’m developing myself and doing my job, I will create many more chances to WIN, to ACHIEVE my goals, and not to defend. The way to do it is to constantly focus on my high standards in what I do and learn from the best in this sport and from my team.
And yes… What a journey it was as a number 1 in women’s tennis!” Swiatek said in a message posted earlier this month.