The home victory, at the Poland Open 2023, means for Iga Swiatek the 15th title of her career, the first in the WTA 250 category. The world number one beat, in a one-way final, the German tennis player Laura Siegemund with the score of 6-0, 6-1.
For Swiatek it is the first success in Poland, a special emotion celebrated in front of her fans. On her social media, the Polish tennis player revealed the importance of this tournament for her, although it is considered by many to be a low-level tournament, compared to Swiatek's future commitments in Montreal and Cincinnati.
Iga Swiatek come back to smile: "It's not easy to play in Warsaw"
For Swiatek the one in Warsaw is the fourth title of the season, after the previous successes in Doha, Stuttgart and the Roland Garros. Swiatek dominated the tournament, taking the title without dropping a single set in her home tournament.
Speaking to her followers on Twitter, Swiatek talked about how much she cared about this tournament, then thanking her followers for their constant love, support and positivity. She wrote: "What a week it's been! I read somewhere that this tournament is not as good as the ones before me in Canada and the USA.
Well...it was very important to me and I'm glad I felt so much support and positive energy from you. Thanks for that and see you soon." During the awards ceremony, the Pole thanked her family and team for their support throughout the week.
She said: "I want to thank my team and my family. It's not easy to play in Warsaw, but I'm very happy that we managed to do everything we could today, after a rather tiring day like yesterday. I wanted to give my best and move on.
I'm very glad I did it." Thanks to the latest results Iga Swiatek became the third player in history to reach 70 consecutive weeks in her first run as world number one. An historic record and previously only Steffi Graf and Martina Hingis had succeeded in this feat.
These two had achieved even higher records with Martina Hingis reaching 80 consecutive weeks and Iga putting the Swiss in his sights. On the other hand, it is very difficult to get to Steffi Graf, who became number one in 1987 and remained at the top for 186 consecutive weeks, in command of her for some time.