Romanian tennis star Andreea Prisacariu spoke extremely highly of Iga Swiatek following their Billie Jean King Cup Finals clash. Prisacariu, ranked at No. 324 in the world, stood no chance against Swiatek as the world No. 1 handed her a 6-0 6-0 loss.
“Without a doubt, Iga is the best in the world at the moment. After the game, I told her that I was proud of her. Proud of what kind of person she has become,” Prisacariu said about Swiatek. "I am glad that I saw the level of the tennis summit”.
Swiatek became the world No. 1 after Miami
After winning the Indian Wells Masters, Swiatek rose to what at that time was her career-high ranking of No. 2 in the world, The day after Swiatek became the new No. 2, Ashleigh Barty announced her retirement.
Swiatek went to Miami, where she won the title to complete the Sunshine Double. After Miami, Swiatek officially became the world No. 1 for the first time in her career. After reaching the milestone, Swiatek reflected on it.
“So, here we are. One day I'm just 100 percent focused on my performance during another match and the next day I'm realizing how to live as No. 1. It's a lot to take in and I'm working through it day by day at my own pace.
It will take some time but on the other hand I'm very excited. There last few weeks were interesting, crazy and hard-core but I'm happy that I was also able to have some quality time in Miami after the final. Now it's time to get back to work," Swiatek wrote in a message posted on her Twitter account.
Swiatek has won her last 19 matches and she will be looking to extend her winning streak when she kicks off her clay season in Stuttgart next week.