Polish tennis star, her coach receive WTA awards
Polish teenager Iga Świątek, who won Poland's first ever Grand Slam singles title at this year's French Open tennis tournament, was named Most Improved Player of the Year by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). Her coach also received a WTA award.
Świątek won the WTA Most Improved Player of the Year title for her outstanding improvement throughout the 2020 season.
"Piotr Sierzputowski, coach of Iga Świątek and a Gold Member of the WTA Coach Program, becomes the third recipient of the WTA Coach of the Year Award. This award recognizes the winning coach for success on the court, but also for serving as an ambassador of the sport and bringing coaching to the forefront of the game. Previous winners of this award include Sascha Bajin (2018) and Craig Tyzzer (2019)," reads a statement on the WTA website.
Sofia Kenin of the US, this year's winner of the singles trophy at the Australian Open, also a Grand Slam event, was named WTA Player of the Year.
The WTA Doubles Team of the Year title went to Kristina Mladenovic (France) and Timea Babos (Hungary)