World No. 1 and US Open champion Iga Swiatek speaks to CNN about her career.
It’s a new day in tennis and women’s professional tennis will play its biggest-ever events in October and November, bringing its talent pool of players to the top of the game.
In the next few months will be a dozen first-time players competing in the Grand Slam events of the Western swing including Wimbledon, the US Open, the Australian Open and the Australian Open.
For women in tennis, this is a dream come true. The opportunity to be among the top-ranked athletes in the world is something no girl wants to miss out on. The possibility to play at the pinnacle of the sport is an exciting one and an accomplishment that many, if not most, of the players on top of the rankings have never achieved.
And a decade after her last US Open appearance, Iga Swiatek has won more than $250,000 on the tennis circuit.
She’s been to the top, a former junior champion who won the 2005 Wimbledon Cup, and she’s worked her way up from the U.S. open circuit from U.S. women’s professional tour players to win the top ranking last year. This fall her quest begins at the US Open with one of the highest standards in the country at the top of the women’s professional tour.
She will be competing against compatriots, as well as players from the WTA Tour.
Iga Swiatek is a four-time junior tour champion and a WTA Tour player.
The two-time junior champion
“I want to beat Venus Williams,” Swiatek said. “I think I have the body to do it.”
It’s going to be an all-around, all-court battle for Iga Swiatek. In her match against Venus Williams later Saturday night, she’ll play the two women in the world who have the highest percentage of victories in any match