Polish tennis star Iga Swiatek wins WTA Player of the Year

Tennis star Iga Swiatek has been selected as Player of the Year by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) for the first time after her incredible performance in 2022, while also taking her to the top of the rankings. female singles. Swiatek, who was named Newcomer of the Year in 2020, had a special season in 2022, leading in terms of final appearances, awards won and wins. She was crowned winner at eight tournaments, including six in a row and a 37-match winning streak.

Among the eight championships are two Grand Slams, at Roland Garros and the US Open, as well as WTA 1000 titles at Qatar TotalEnergies Open (Doha), BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells), Miami Open awarded by Ita, Internazionali BNL . d’Italia (Rome) and Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (Stuttgart). Swiatek has won a total of 67 games this season according to the WTA Tour website.

David Witt was awarded WTA Coach of the Year. Jessica Pegula’s current coach has been recognized for the success of his players on the field this season, as well as being a great ambassador for the sport and bringing the coach to the forefront of the game. game. Pegula, who started the year in 18th, had his best season under his direction in 2022, finishing in third.

Pegula reached the final of the Mutua Madrid Open for the first time in her career and won the Guadalajara Open Akron, in addition to reaching the quarterfinals of three of the four Grand Slams.

Barbora Krejcikova and world No. 1 duo Katerina Siniakova were named Doubles Team of the Year for the second consecutive season and for the third time overall. The Czech duo won 3 major titles in 2022 including the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. They also advanced to the WTA Finals title match. Their victory in New York gave them the Grand Slam of their careers, a feat that only six other doubles teams have achieved.

Zheng Qinwen was named WTA Rookie of the Year after she climbed nearly 100 places in this season’s WTA Rankings thanks to a steady streak of results and is expected to break into the Top 25 by the end of 2022. His first WTA finals were at the WTA 500 Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, the semi-finals of the WTA 250 Melbourne Summer Set 1 in Melbourne, the final eight at the WTA 1000 National Bank Open level hosted by Rogers in Toronto and Round 16 at Roland- Garros. Zheng Qinwen is the second Chinese woman to receive the WTA Player Award, after Zheng Jie, who won the Returning Player of the Year award in 2008.

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