World No.1 Iga Swiatek admits she is still «figuring out specific targets» for 2023, but noted that being consistent is definitely something that will be high on her list of priorities. The 21-year-old Swiatek is coming off an astonishing 2022 season, in which she won two Grand Slam titles and set a new record for most consecutive WTA Tour wins in the 21st century – the Pole won 37 straight matches before losing to Alize Cornett. in the third round of Wimbledon.
After Ashleigh Barty retired, Swiatek replaced her at the top spot and the Pole has been the highest ranked player in the world ever since. Swiatek is way ahead of the rest of the competition as she has 11,085 points while world number 2 Ons Jabeur has 5,055 points.
Swiatek has established herself as the most dominant player on the WTA Tour and the general belief is that the Pole will enjoy more Grand Slam success in 2023. But Swiatek does not underestimate anyone, stressing that in tennis «anything can happen in any tournament.» «.
Swiatek to The National: Still figuring out specific targets for 2022
«In terms of goals, I’m still realizing that. It’s a bit strange because I’ve never been in a situation where I’ve had such a good season.»
So for sure I need to approach next year a little differently. But on the other hand, my main goal is to continue what I’ve been doing last year and not really go back to all these games I played, because that can really make me lazy.
But still focus on the next one and remember that in tennis anything can happen in any tournament. I just want to remain consistent. But I think the specific goals will come when it’s closer to the tournament,» Swiatek told The National.
Before the 2023 Australian Open, Swiatek plans to play two tournaments: the United Cup and the Adelaide International 2.