Iga Swiatek says it is time for her to put her 2022 success behind her and focus on achieving great things in 2023. Ranked No. 1 in the world, Swiatek enjoyed an outstanding 2022 season. Last season, Swiatek won eight of her nine finals and there was a period during which she went on a 37-game winning streak.
Swiatek, now a three-time Grand Slam champion, is now focused on further victories. «I’m going to try to cut everything that happened last year and focus on the future, because I feel like I can get a lot of experience from these tournaments last year.
I really don’t want to hold on to that too much, because I want to move on and focus on my next goals,» Swiatek said.
Swiatek leaned in to continue his dominance.
There is a big gap between Swiatek and world number 2 Ons Jabeur.
Swiatek dominates first place with 11,085 points, while Jabeur has 5,055 points. Swiatek may comfortably occupy the top spot, but the fact remains that he will have plenty of points to defend during the 2023 season.
However, tennis great Martina Navratilova believes that Swiatek will remain No. 1 through 2023. «I do, I do. I don’t see anyone taking her down, because she’s very consistent. She wins majors, and she’s consistent.
Usually it is one or the other. She has them both at the same time. I think to see if she’s making any changes, adding to her game again. Last year, she made more forays into the net and made a big difference,» Navratilova told the WTA Tour website.
Meanwhile, Swiatek is kicking off his 2023 season in the inaugural United Cup. After the United Cup, Swiatek also intends to compete at the Adelaide International 2. Swiatek will then try to win his first Australian Open title.