Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek was selected as the best athlete in Europe in 2022 after a survey conducted in his home country.
Polish tennis player Every Swiatek has been chosen Europe’s best athlete from 2022. This was revealed in a survey conducted by a Polish news agency among its counterparts on the continent. The world number one finished with 118 points in the voting ahead of Sweden’s Armand Duplantis (106) – pole vaulter – and Formula 1 world champion, Dutchman Max Verstappen (82). Behind them all, as the top 5 group closes, the Spanish tennis players appear Carlos Alcaraz (76) and Rafael Nadal (66).
This was the 65th edition of this recognition. In 2021, Novak Djokovic got it for the fourth time. In addition, Swiatek became the first female winner since Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia (pole vault, gold at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics) shared the award with Roger Federer in 2005.
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El 2022 Swiatek
year Every Swiatek It started in Oceania as a prelude to the season’s first Grand Slam tournament. His first tournament was Adelaide WTA, where he reached the semi-finals. Inside of it Australian Open, managed to reach the same case. Two weeks later, a Polish woman arrived Dubai, but he said goodbye quickly on the second wheel. The following week, a brilliant version of the world number one gave him the title Doha WTA.
After a few days of training, Iga traveled to the United States for the first two WTA 1000 tournaments of the year. Solid, accurate and far superior, he played remarkable tennis to become a champion Indian Wells y Miami Open.
In Europe, Swiatek gave Poland two points in the series against Romania Billie Jean King Cup, lost only one game in both engagements. In the fire and without using the brakes, the Pole held firm and took the trophy Stuttgart WTA. Already deep in the brick dust tour, he once again showed his superiority by lifting his fifth consecutive title WTA 1000 from Rome. and preparation Roland Garros it was so good that he crowned him a sixth consecutive title at the Paris circuit.
After the major in France, Iga rested and played straight Wimbledon. There, the French broke the first two rounds after winning a streak of 35 victories Alize Cornet. Likewise, he said goodbye in the quarterfinals of the series BNP Paribas Polonia Openbefore returning to North America.
The tough field tour didn’t have the best start as he crashed early in the third wheel Toronto and Cincinnati. However, in Flushing meadows He returned to his rhythm again, played seven games at an excellent level and won the US Open trophy.
In the last weeks of the year, he made it to the finals Ostrava WTAmaster included San Diego and reached the semi-finals WTA finals.