Iga Swiatek

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 […]

The Continuing Education of Iga Swiatek

ADELAIDE/WASHINGTON, February 23, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Usually, the week after a Grand Slam is when Iga Swiatek returns home to Warsaw, Poland, to rest and recover from an intense time of competition. It’s what she did after her unlikely championship […]

Iga Swiatek: Pressure And Expectations

WASHINGTON, February 7, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Iga Swiatek comes into the Australian Open, the first major of the new year, as the most recent Grand Slam champion after winning Roland Garros last October. Being a major champion has its […]

WTA Player Of The Year Nominations Revealed

WASHINGTON, December 4, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) In a 2020 season interrupted for five months by the coronavirus pandemic, there are still end of the year awards to be given out by the Women’s Tennis Association. Nominations for WTA Player […]

Swiatek: Achieving The Extraordinary By Winning Roland Garros

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) In the period of one Paris fortnight, 19-year-old Iga Swiatek went from being unseeded at Roland Garros to cracking the Top 20 after her remarkable French Open victory Saturday. During the short span […]

Iga Swiatek Writes Polish Tennis History At Roland Garros

PARIS/STARNBERG, October 10, 2020 (by Alessandro Boroch) On Saturday afternoon in Paris, 19-year-old Iga Swiatek wrote Polish tennis history by becoming the first-ever player from Poland to win a major singles title. Swiatek overwhelmed No. 4 seed Sofia Kenin from the […]

No Easy Journey To Major Final, Just Ask Kenin And Swiatek

WASHINGTON, October 10, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) What began with 128 players in the women’s singles draw a fortnight ago has pared down to just two at Roland Garros: Sofia Kenin and Iga Swiatek. They will walk out on Court Philippe-Chatrier […]