The 17-year-old Pole Iga Swiatek is one of the most promising young stars on the WTA Tour and among the best ones born in 2001, already cracking the top-130 and carving her way towards the elite 100. Winning her first ITF junior title at the age of 14, Iga went on to conquer the Canadian Open Junior Championships, AGL Loy Yang Traralgon Junior International, Roland Garros doubles title and Wimbledon singles crown last year, competing at just seven junior events since 2017.
Instead of battling with her coevals, the Warsaw native was ready to embrace the professional challenge, conquering the very first pro event she entered in Stockholm in 2016, still at the age of 15! Six more titles followed in 2017 and 2018, including $60,000 Budapest and Montreux events that propelled her on the WTA ranking list and made her one of the players to watch in the years to come.
Iga qualified for the main draw at the Australian Open and defeated Anna Bogdan in the opening round for the maiden WTA win on the biggest stage, backed by another one in Budapest where she toppled her rival from the junior days Olga Danilovic.
Swiatek is a part of the Warsaw Sports Group and they are taking good care of her career and development, adding sports psychologist Daria Abramowicz to her team. Daria joins Piotr Sierzputowski, Jola Rusin-Krzepota and Tomasz Swiatek and she will travel with Iga to all tournaments, working on the mental aspect of her game which is one of the crucial elements in the modern tennis, especially for such a young girl.
Abramowicz studied at the Academy of Physical Education and Sport in Gdansk and she has been involved in the sport for more than 20 years, being a competitor herself and working with the national teams in cycling and swimming.