Iga Swiatek's deeply honest reaction to achieving massive milestone

Swiatek adds another major feat to her already extremely rich resume.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Iga Swiatek's deeply honest reaction to achieving massive milestone
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Iga Swiatek says she pretty much went through every positive and negative emotion en route to joining the elite club of players who have reached 100 weeks at the world No. 1 spot. 

This Monday, Swiatek - who became the world No. 1 for the first time on April 2nd, 2022 - celebrated a major milestone as she entered her 100th week at the top spot. By doing that, the 22-year-old Pole became the ninth player in WTA history to achieve the feat. 

For Swiatek, this feat comes just shortly after she celebrated her 2nd anniversary of reaching the world No. 1 for the first time. In late 2023, there was a two-month period during which lost the top spot to Aryna Sabalenka before reclaiming it after the WTA Finals.

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"What a challenging, fun, sometimes frustrating and stressful, exciting and memorable journey it is. Thank you all for the support!" Swiatek wrote on X.

Swiatek has been safe at No. 1 since the start of 2024

After a disappointing US Open run and getting replaced by Sabalenka at the world No. 1 spot on September 11th, Swiatek took some time to analyze what happened and then went on to have a massive end to the season and finish as the Year-End No. 1. 

Currently, Swiatek has 10,560 ranking points while second-ranked Sabalenka has 7,848. But most importantly for the Polish four-time Grand Slam champion, she has been keeping her world No. 1 pretty routinely so far through the opening five months of the year. 

"I feel more prepared for sure to deal with the pressure of being world No.1 this year than last year," Swiatek said at the start of this season.

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Last week, Swiatek dropped some points after losing in the semifinal of a WTA 500 tournament in Stuttgart - where she returned as the defending champion. 

Now, Swiatek is set for a WTA 1000 tournament in Madrid, where she lost in the final last year but again enters as the top favorite this year.

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