Last Updated on May 18, 2022
Iga Swiatek’s latest achievements represent a real anomaly within the women’s tour, which was no longer used to winning streaks of this magnitude. The new world number one ranking is undefeated for 28 matches and has lifted five consecutive tournaments to the sky, including the WTA 1000 events of Indian Wells, Miami and Rome.
Numbers seem destined to rise and set new records, especially considering Swiatek’s state of form. The Polish player has no intention of stopping and, day after day, she proves her superiority over the female tennis players who populate the WTA Tour.
With such a long winning streak, the thought of defeat would creep into anyone’s mind. Not in Iga Swiatek’s, though: “There is no point in thinking about how long the streak is or when I will lose.
Now it’s time to think about who helped her to achieve this success. Let’s learn more about her coach.
Iga Swiatek current coach is Tomasz Wiktorowski
Iga Swiatek began working with former coach Agnieszka Radwanska, Tomasz Wictorowski in December 2021. With him Swiatek is expected to take a step forward. Her staff includes psychologist Daria Abramowicz and Maciej Ryszczuk, physiotherapist and motor training coach of the best Polish tennis player. Wiktorowski was previously the coach of former No. 2 and Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska, and Swiatek says that is particularly useful since she is relatively new on tour herself. Tomasz Wiktorowski, a professional coach from Poland, also led the national team at the Fed Cup from 2009 to 2015.
Iga Swiatek commented on her work with a new coach – “I don’t always like to talk and think about tennis. Sometimes when I’m on tour, I just need to work for two hours and then completely disconnect from tennis. It’s great that he understands that. He’s great with ideas like going to the movies or the beach. It’s hard to fit them into the schedule sometimes, but he helps a lot with that.”
This cooperation has brought Iga Swiatek 7 victories at ITF Circuit from 2016 to 2018. In 2019, Iga made her debut in the top 100 ratings of WTA, ending the year at 61 positions. Also that year, she first reached the final of the tournament WTA in Lugano, where she lost to Polona Hercog.
Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek, under the guidance of her coach, won her first title at Roland Garros 2020, where she defeated American tennis player Sofia Kenin in two sets.
Such progress of the young tennis player was not possible without excellent coaching work and that is why Piotr Sierzputowski received the WTA Coach of the Year Award at the end of 2020.
The title in Adelaide,WTA 500 event, was the second for the player during her cooperation with Piotr Sierzputowski
In May 2021, the young Polish woman proved once again to everyone that she can win at major tournaments. At the WTA Premier in Rome, Iga Swiatek had a brilliant series of matches against strong opponents and won the main trophy without giving a chance to Karolina Pliskova – 6/0,6/0.
However the 20 year-old now feels its time to move on ahead of the 2022 season, “I’ve started my pre-season, but today I would like to tell you something significant,” Swiatek wrote on Instagram.
“After more than 5 years I’ve decided to finish my cooperation with my coach Piotr Sierzputowski. This change is really challenging for me and this decision wasn’t easy, either… As tennis players we meet on our path a lot of people who contribute great value into our work and, often, into our life too, because we spend almost the whole year on tour together.
“I found out that sometimes in our professional life we need changes to develop more, evolve and meet other people with whom we’re going to create a cooperation for the next stages of our development.
“I would like to thank you Coach for everything that you did for me. We gave each other so much and I hope that we’ll continue to grow and develop with this experience we’ve gained together. I owe you a lot and truly appreciate the time we’ve spent together. All those years enabled us to be in the place that we are now.
“I suppose you may have questions about what’s next. I have everything I need to be able to work and I would like to focus on my pre-season without any outside pressure. I hope you’ll understand it.”
Iga Swiatek’s achievements with different coaches
We have collected in the table the data about the trophies won by Iga Swiatek under the guidance of various coaches.
|Coach||Years of Cooperation||Titles|
|Tomasz Wiktorowski||2022 – Present||2022 – Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Rome; 2021 – Adelaide|
|Piotr Sierzputowski||2016-2021||2021 Rome; 2020 – Roland Garros|