It was a great and memorable week for Swiatek in Warsaw.
Iga Swiatek is having a major impact on tennis in Poland as a 10-year-old Polish girl had a message for the world No 1 during the Pole’s semifinal match in Warsaw. On Sunday, Swiatek returned to the court leading 6-1 5-5 against Yanina Wickmayer in the Warsaw semifinal.
When Swiatek returned to the court, she managed to get the job done in straight sets and beat Wickmayer 6-1 7-6 (6). But also when Swiatek returned to the court, there was a message for her from a 10-year-old Polish girl. “Iga, today I’m your fan but in 10 years I’ll be your rival,” the message from the sign read.
Swiatek makes Polish tennis history
After beating Wickmayer, Swiatek returned to the court for the final and crushed Laura Siegemund 6-0 6-1 to become the first Polish WTA player to win a title in Poland in the Open Era.
Swiatek, a four-time Grand Slam champion, now has 15 titles in her collection. Even though Warsaw is from the WTA 250 category, there is no doubt that this is one of the most special wins of Swiatek’s career, considering how eager she was to win a title in Poland.”I want to thank my team and my family.
It’s not easy to play in Warsaw, but I’m so happy that we could manage and do everything we could today, after a pretty tiring day yesterday. I wanted to put it all in and go for it. I’m pretty happy that I did,” Swiatek said after winning the title.Swiatek handed out a brutal loss to Siegemund but afterward was all class.”Laura, what you did yesterday was pretty surreal.
I don’t know if anyone would be able to survive that, but you did. Congratulations for this run, because it’s been a pretty great week, and it’s nice that we could play this final,” Swiatek said.