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Iga Swiatek loses world No. 1 spot however achieves one other spectacular rating milestone


Iga Swiatek loses world No. 1 spot however achieves one other spectacular rating milestone
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Iga Swiatek has achieved one other very notable milestone because the 22-year-old Pole has entered her one hundredth consecutive week within the top-10 this Monday. Swiatek, ranked at No 2 on the earth, broke into the top-10 for the primary time in her profession on Might seventeenth, 2021.

Since then, Swiatek hasn’t exited the top-10. On April 4th, 2022, Swiatek reached the world No 1 rating for the primary time in her profession. Swiatek remained on the high spot for effectively over a 12 months because the Pole simply misplaced the world No 1 rating to Aryna Sabalenka after this 12 months’s US Open.

Swiatek misplaced the No 1 spot on the US Open

Following a US Open round-of-16 loss and failing to defend her title, Swiatek additionally misplaced the highest spot on the WTA rankings to Sabalenka.

After falling to No 2 on the earth, Swiatek mirrored on her prolonged keep on the high spot. “Final 1,5 12 months was a time of observing and experiencing how a lot individuals discuss and write about ‘defending’, ‘protection’ – of titles, rating place, factors…

I used to be shocked typically to begin to suppose this manner due to this. However… I need not defend something and this can be a good second to put in writing down some ideas. For me sport is a cycle of fixed modifications precisely like in on a regular basis life, we will both win or lose – that is it, it is so easy.

New season, subsequent event, new alternatives to GAIN, ACHIEVE, not defend one thing. Clear slate. Throughout this 12 months’s US swing I might win and obtain extra, that is for certain. I do know a few of you anticipated extra, lots of you anticipated ‘defending’ the no 1 rating, the title.

However I stick with my mindset: once I work laborious, I am creating myself and doing my job, I’ll create many extra probabilities to WIN, to ACHIEVE my objectives and to not defend. The way in which to do it’s to continuously give attention to my excessive requirements in what I do and be taught from the most effective on this sport and from my staff.

And sure… What a journey it was as a #1 in ladies’s tennis!” Swiatek mentioned in a message posted earlier this month.



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