The world number ones have chosen to participate in the United Cup to start their season. Both Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek will be among the protagonists of the competition scheduled in Australia starting from December 29th.
Iga Swiatek has never managed to have such an impact on Australian hardcourts during her already important career. The Pole will try to get the satisfaction of winning the Melbourne Slam, which is still missing. This aspect was among the topics brought up in a recent press conference at the United Cup by the 22-year-old from Warsaw, who began the year playing for her country in the mixed team event.
"I made the semi-finals in 2022, while this year I reached the fourth round. I don't feel the need to defend too much. I honestly never think about these things.
There's something more in a tournament when you're the reigning champion. I think I can take it a little easy. I haven't won the Australian Open yet, so I just want to try to achieve my goals. We're starting the season, so I'll focus on getting into the rhythm and seeing what I learned in the preseason,” she revealed the WTA No.1.
Iga, the highest paid in the world!
Women's tennis continues to dominate the ranking of the highest paid athletes in the world. Forbes has confirmed how tennis is the one that generates the most income for sportswomen on and off the court.
A situation that may surprise fans a little due to the numerous controversies in recent months among the players due to the problems related to prize money and the much requested equal pay between the ATP and WTA Tour. The new queen of the list is world number one Iga Swiatek, who has risen to the top after another incredible season which also allowed her to increase her sponsors.
The collaboration with On stands out, without forgetting rather important brands such as Visa, InfoSys and Oshee. In total the Warsaw native raised 14 million dollars, which are added to the almost 10 achieved with results on the field.