Iga Swiatek shares her truth on Polish Tennis: "It's all thanks to Radwanska"

The Pole, in an interview with puntodebreak.com, talked about many topics, including the tennis situation in her country, with the rise of Agneszka Radwanska

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Iga Swiatek shares her truth on Polish Tennis: "It's all thanks to Radwanska"
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Iga Swiatek discussed in a recent interview the lack of support for Polish tennis as she prepares to become a professional tennis player. The WTA world no.1 shared how it was Agnieszka Radwanska who paved the way for Swiatek to become professional.

Talking with puntodebreak.com, Iga explained: "At that stage I felt that, despite my results similar to those of my classmates from other countries, the community did not fully believe in my success as a senior. The Russians won more then and the Americans had Serena Williams, who promoted tennis around the world.

It seemed to me that girls from those countries were more successful and their environment treated them differently. It would definitely be harder for me if it weren't for Agnieszka Radwanska, she was the one who paved the way."

The Pole analyzed her season, in the same interview

The strong Polish no.1 of the WTA ranking talked also about other interesting topics during the same interview, analyzing: "I'm happy with how this week went, a response to the rest of the season.

I hope that this 2023 will be useful as an experience for the future. This has been the most difficult year of my career, although my possibilities are also increasing. What seemed complicated to me two years ago, doesn't seem so complicated now.

It's not just about adapting to situations, since I started the season as No. 1 and then lost that position, but also injuries. For me it has been another year playing at the highest level, so I didn't even have time to go home and rest.

Being number 1 in the world again is definitely a dream come true. I would say that after this season I didn't expect to return to this position at the end of the year, I was already thinking about next year and doing well again.

Instead I played a great tournament, this is proof that working hard and focusing on the right things pays off in the end. I can say I'm really happy."

Iga Swiatek