Iga Swiatek praises Ashleigh Barty

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Iga Swiatek praises Ashleigh Barty

Iga Swiatek is the most anticipated tennis player at the upcoming Roland Garros 2022. The Pole world no.1 talked about Ashleigh Braty's retirement di lei, praised her former rival. She said: "Winning all these tournaments consecutively is something surreal.

I think the key was to keep doing the things I was doing before. I was able to play well and improve during the tournament as well. I remember how the year was last was hard at the beginning, again this year it was a bit hard to get used to the surface, so I'm just proud of myself, honestly.

I'm absolutely aware that if Ash Barty were still on the Tour, it would have been a lot harder and complicated to be able to win games and tournaments. When she decided to retire, I had the strong and immediate belief that I have the best tennis on the circuit right now; and that was what I focused on.

This internal belief of mine has given me a lot of motivation."

Iga Swiatek's career

In her career she has won eight WTA titles, including the 2020 French Open, making her the first Polish player in history to win a Grand Slam event in singles and the first tennis player born in the 21st century, both male and female.

feminine, to succeed. Additionally, she was the youngest player to win the Paris Grand Slam after Rafael Nadal in 2005 and Monica Seles in 1992. In April 2022, still in her twenties, she reached the 1st position in the world rankings, becoming the first Polish tennis player, as well as the first tennis player born in the twenty-first century, to hoist herself to the top position in the ranking.

In the same period she also became the first tennis player to win the Sunshine Double before age 21, the fourth ever to do so in the Open Era after Steffi Graf, Kim Clijsters and Viktoryja Azaranka. With the victory of the Internazionali d'Italia 2022 she wins the fifth consecutive title of the season, becoming the fourth tennis player, starting from the year 2000, to succeed in this feat.

Before her only Venus Williams, Justine Henin and Serena Williams. She is the fourth player in the rankings of matches won in a row, always taking into account the women's circuit from 2000 onwards, while she is the 14th longest winning streak since the WTA was established.