Iga Swiatek announced that she joined Team Visa as a global ambassador and manifested her excitement to be in the same team as Olympic skiing champion Mikaela Shiffrin. "I’m a bit late with the news, I know! It’s because I was doing my job on the court.
Excited to join Team Visa as a global ambassador! I’m so glad to be part of this incredible group of athletes. I’m looking forward to our joint projects, making an impact together and sharing our love of sports with people all over the world… And where else could I be on the same team as @mikaelashiffrin ?!" Swiatek said on Instagram.
Mikaela Shiffrin welcomed Swiatek to the Visa family on Instagram.
"Big tennis fan here and HUGE @iga.swiatek fan!! She’s a true global ambassador, inspiring in both sport and life. Proud to call her a friend and so pumped to welcome Iga to Team @visa!" Shiffrin captioned her welcome message for Iga Swiatek.
Iga Swiatek and Mikaela Shiffrin fight for the Sportswoman of the Year Award
Both Mikaela Shiffrin and Iga Swiatek were nominated for the Sportswoman of the Year award by the Women's Sports Foundation.
The voting for the winner of the award is closed. The results will be made public in October. Besides, Shiffrin once had a fun chat with Swiatek, during which Iga focused on explaining the popularity achieved in tennis. "When I started speaking in front of the cameras, I realized that I was good.
On the one hand, this thing helped me; on the other hand, it made me more famous. It's hard to trust people in this situation," explained Swiatek in the words reported by Eurosport. She then added: "I'm still trying to figure out how to behave in this world.
People in Poland are very nice, but it's hard to talk to a person and let them really know who I am. Sometimes they treat me differently, which is one which I warn."