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|Stage Name:||Iga Swiatek|
|Real Name:||Iga Natalia Swiatek|
|Occupation:||Professional Tennis Player|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||31 May 2001 (21 Years Old|
|Place of Birth:||Warsaw, Poland|
Iga Natalia Swiatek is a Polish professional tennis player. Iga is currently ranked number 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). She is a three-time major singles champion. Swiatek won the 2020 and 2022 French Open and the US Open in 2022. She became the first player representing Poland to win a major singles title. Swiatek has won a total of 11 WTA Tour-level titles.
Iga Swiatek was born in Warsaw, Poland, on 31 May 2001. She celebrated her 21st birthday on May 31, 2021.
She was born to Dorota and Tomasz Świątek. Her father, Tomasz, is a former rower who competed in the men’s quadruple sculls event at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Her mother, Dorota, is an orthodontist. Iga also has a sister Agata who is three years older and a dentist. Her father wanted his daughters to become competitive athletes.
He preferred that they take up an individual sport rather than a team sport to better control their chances of success. Her sister Agata started as a swimmer but switched to tennis after she had issues with swimming. Iga followed her into tennis because she wanted to beat her. She also wanted to be more like her.
According to several media outlets, there is no available information about Iga Swiatek’s romantic relationships. She is believed to be focusing all her energy on being a professional tennis player. She has not announced any partners to the public. She has also not been seen out with anyone. All she does is train, work, and spend time with her family.
In April 2022, after downing Naomi Osaka in the Miami Open final to complete the “Sunshine Double,” Iga Swiatek was ranked the No. 1 tennis player in the world. It became the first time in her career that she reached the top ranking. According to Just Women Sports, “Swiatek has been steadily climbing the world rankings since 2017 when she was ranked 587th in the world. In 2018, she reached a career-high of 174 before breaking into the Top 50 in 2019 at 49th. She reached the top 20 for the first time in 2020, hitting No. 17 before rising to No. 4 in the world in 2021. Following her win at Indian Wells, Swiatek took over the No. 2 spot.” Please find details of her current ranking here.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Iga Swiatek’s net worth is around $10 million. The outlet reported that “heading into the August 2022 US Open, Iga Świątek’s career earnings topped $11.4 million.” She was sponsored by Nike for clothing for the first few years of her career. She switched to Asics at the beginning of 2022. Also, at the beginning of her career, she used Prince racquets but switched to Technifibre in 2021. Her endorsement deals include; Red Bull, Xiaomi, Lexus, Rolex, and PZU (a Polish insurance company).
Professional Tennis Career
In 2016, Świątek began competing on the ITF Women’s Circuit. She played on the circuit through the end of 2018. She won all seven ITF singles finals she reached. This ranged from the first four at the $10K to $15K level to one at the $25k level. It was followed by two at the $60K level. She won her first three titles at 15 years old.
Świątek entered the top 200 for the first time at 17, rising from No. 298 to No. 180 after winning the NEK Ladies Open in Hungary and the Montreux Ladies Open in Switzerland. Her first top 50 victory came after she upset No. 3 seed Viktória Kužmová in the second round at the Ladies Open Lugano. At the French Open, she upset No. 16 Wang Qiang in the second round for her first top 20 victory. Please find the complete account of her professional tennis career here.