Iga Swiatek

A New WTA Season Begins Down Under As Australian Summer Kicks In

ADELAIDE/WASHINGTON, January 3, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) The WTA’s 2022 season kicked off Monday Down Under at the Adelaide International 1, a 500-series outdoor hard-court event at Memorial Drive in South Australia. The tournament, with more than $700,000 in prize […]

Swiatek Completes Roland Garros Quarterfinal Lineup

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Defending Roland Garros women’s titlist Iga Swiatek of Poland rounded out the quarterfinal field with her 6-3, 6-4 victory over Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine Monday evening. Playing in her first night session match […]

Swiatek Finding Right Balance On, Off The Court

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 1, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The second day of the Roland Garros fortnight started with defending champion Iga Swiatek of Poland celebrating her 20th birthday by playing her best friend, Kaja Juvan of Slovenia, and winning 6-0, 7-5. […]

Swiatek Triumphs In Roman Holiday Fashion

ROME/WASHINGTON, May16, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) No one could have imagined that Sunday’sfinal of the WTA 1000 Internazionali BNL d’Italia, which featured two players who saved match points en route to reaching the championship match at Rome’s Foro Italico, would […]

Can Pliskova-Swiatek Become Rivalry Like Djokovic-Nadal?

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 16, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As the men’s and women’s finals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia take place Sunday in the Eternal City of Rome, each presents a contrasting difference regarding the sense of rivalry. The women’s final […]

Pliskova’s Roman Romp Lands Her In Final

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 15, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) There’s something about Rome that always seems to agree with Karolina Pliskova. Whether it’s the clay or the Foro Italico atmosphere – or even a chance to enjoy Roman sights like the Vatican […]

A Tale Of When Ashleigh Met Iga In Madrid

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 4, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The highly-anticipated Mutua Madrid Open battle between recent and reigning French Open champions, Ashleigh Barty and Iga Swiatek, took place under the lights and in open-air at Manolo Santana Stadium Monday evening. The […]

A Clash Of Paris Champions Booked For Madrid

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 1, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Reigning French Open champion Iga Swiatek, playing on clay for the first time since her crowning moment last fall at Roland Garros, ran her winning streak on red dirt to nine with her […]

Swiatek Wraps A Very Happy Week In Adelaide

ADELAIDE/WASHINGTON, February 27, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The Australian Summer Swing came to an exciting conclusion Saturday evening as Polish trailblazer Iga Swiatek won the Adelaide International in South East Australia. She earned her first WTA hardcourt title in just […]

Bencic Outlasts Gauff In Adelaide All-Court Duel

ADELAIDE/WASHINGTON, February 26, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Belinda Bencic reached her 11th career WTA final in an unconventional way, but one she will remember and learn from. On Thursday evening in South East Australia, the No. 2 seed Bencic failed […]