Polish tennis superstar Iga Swiatek has signed up to play the Poland Open in Warsaw. The Poland Open was moved from Gdynia to Warsaw as it is scheduled to take place between July 25-31.
The Poland Open is a clay event, which means Swiatek will return to the slowest surface after she finishes her Wimbledon campaign. Wimbledon is scheduled to take place between June 27 - July 10 as Swiatek will have at least two weeks to prepare for the Poland Open.
Iga Swiatek is confirmed for WTA250 BNP Paribas Poland Open, that will take place in Warsaw (event has been moved from Gdynia), July 25 - 31, clay.
— Michal Samulski (@MichalSamulski) April 19, 2022
Playing on clay ahead of the North American hard court swing might not be the best thing to do but Swiatek can't miss out on an opportunity to play tennis in front of her home fans.
Swiatek will likely come to Warsaw as the world No.
After the Miami Masters, Swiatek officially became the new world No. 1. This week, Swiatek reflected on her rise to the No. 1 ranking. Swiatek revealed her phone was blowing up with congratulatory messages, she felt like it was her birthday.
"At the beginning it felt a little bit like I had to pinch myself. It was a bit surreal and overwhelmed me," Swiatek said, per Eurosport. "But it happened during the Miami Open and I still had to concentrate on my tennis and on the next match, so that helped me to stay the same kind of player I was even before I became world No.
1. "There were a lot of emotions but I had to postpone them to after the tournament so I could stay focused and play well. "I got a lot of messages. My phone, for three days, was like my birthday with messages from everywhere.
"A lot of people congratulated me. Ash [Barty] for example. She was one of the first people that texted me. Lots of players onsite too [in Miami], so that was very nice. Rafa [Nadal] texted me as well, and many people on Instagram or Twitter. I can't even remember everyone."