Iga Swiatek: "In Tokyo 2020 I want to make my dreams come true"

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Iga Swiatek: "In Tokyo 2020 I want to make my dreams come true"

Young Polish player Iga Swiatek's career took off last year when she surprisingly defeated Sofia Kenin in the Roland Garros final to go and lift her first career Grand Slam trophy. Champion this year too in Adelaide and Rome, the Warsaw tennis player entered the top 10 players in the world following her success in Italy, in which she crashed Karolina Pliskova with a double 6-0 in the last game.

Daughter of a former rowing athlete present at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the young Polish girl has always dreamed of the atmosphere of the Games thanks to the stories of her father. She said: "Two years ago I was wondering if I could be in this situation today.

For me, the Olympics have been a very important tournament for a long time. Many players will not be there, but for me this has always been the most prestigious event."

Iga Swiatek: "In Tokyo 2020 I want to make my dreams come true"

Iga, now at number 8 in the world rankings, continued: "All this thanks above all to my father, who was an Olympic athlete in Seoul in 1988 in the discipline of rowing.

Since I was a child I have heard many positive things about the Games thanks to him and now, in Tokyo, I will be able to make my dreams come true." The 20-year-old's words were also published on the Essentially Sports website.

After being stopped in the round of 16 in Eastbourne by the Russian Daria Kasatkina, Swiatek reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon for the first time in her career, where she was defeated by Ons Jabeur in a comeback in the third set.

At the moment there are only two Polish players in the WTA top 100: in addition to Iga, also Magda Linette (43rd). In the men's field, the 24-year-old Hubert Hurkacz is enjoying great success, semifinalist at Wimbledon after the historic success against Roger Federer in three halves.

Thanks to this result, Hurkacz climbed to 11th place in the ATP classification. No other Polish player is currently in the top 100. As for Novak Djokovic, the Serbian is now only missing the US Open trophy to complete the Grand Slam.