Iga Swiatek is a Polish professional tennis player. She has a career-high Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking of No 15 in the world. She was the champion at the 2020 French Open and is the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title in history. With her French Open title, she also became the youngest singles champion at the tournament since Rafael Nadal in 2005, and the youngest women’s singles champion since Monica Seles in 1992.
Iga Swiatek was born on May 31, 2001, in Warsaw, Poland. As a junior, she was the 2018 French Open girls’ doubles champion alongside Caty McNally and the 2018 Wimbledon girls’ singles champion. She also led Poland to the Junior Fed Cup crown in 2016 and won a doubles gold medal for Poland at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics with Slovenian Kaja Juvan.
Iga Swiatek began playing regularly on the WTA Tour in 2019, the same year she made her tour debut. She entered the top 50 at 18 years old after her first appearance in a WTA final and a fourth-round appearance at the French Open, where she was defeated by Simona Halep. During her dominant French Open title run in 2020, Iga Swiatek rebounded to defeat the top-seeded Halep in the same round and did not drop a set or lose more than five games in any match during the singles event.
Iga Swiatek has an all-court style of play. She won the WTA Fan Favorite Shot of the Year in 2019 with a drop shot from the baseline. Iga Swiatek was voted WTA Fan Favorite Singles Player of the Year in 2020.