Swiatek emulates Williams with back-to-back WTA award win-ZoomTech News

Swiatek emulates Williams with back-to-back WTA award win-ZoomTech News


Swiatek finishes the calendar yr high of the world rankings for the second yr in a row

World primary Iga Swiatek has been named WTA Participant of the 12 months for the second successive season.

The Pole, 22, is the primary participant to win consecutive awards since 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams received 4 from 2012 to 2015.

Swiatek defended her French Open title in June to win her fourth Grand Slam earlier than ending the season by profitable the WTA Finals for the primary time.

That noticed her overtake Aryna Sabalenka and regain the world primary spot.

The awards, that are voted for by members of the tennis media, recognised China’s Zheng Qinwen as most improved participant, Russian Mirra Andreeva as newcomer of yr, and Elina Svitolina as comeback participant of the yr after returning to the game from maternity go away.

Tomasz Wiktorowski, who has labored with Swiatek for the final two seasons, was voted coach of the yr.

Williams, 42, who retired after final yr’s US Open, received the WTA participant of the yr seven occasions in her profession.

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