Tennis world no 1 Iga Świątek from Poland won the women's title at the 2022 US Open tennis grand slam tournament on Saturday, defeating Ons Jabeur 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), and becoming the first Polish woman to win the tournament.
A crowd of over 10,000 watched an exhibition tennis match in the Tauron Arena in Krakow on Saturday in which Iga Swiatek played a charity match against the now retired great Polish player Agnieszka Radwanska in order to raise money for Ukrainian children affected by the war.
Polish tennis star and world number one Iga Świątek has been knocked out of Wimbledon in one of the biggest upsets so far at the All England Club.
Hubert Hurkacz defeated Russia's Daniil Medvedev in straight sets, 6:1, 6:4 to triumph in Halle Open final on Sunday.
“If there is a special sauce to Iga Świątek’s success, a school on Bonifacego street in Stegny might have the recipe,” says TFN’s Stuart Dowell who goes back in time and talks to those who knew the young Iga and those who saw her rise.
Inspired by the successes of Iga Swiątek and Hubert Hurkacz, tennis clubs across Poland are reporting a surge in interest with major investments being made to meet the growing demand from children and adults either taking it up for the first time or returning to the sport.
Top-seeded Iga Świątek has defeated American Cori "Coco" Gauff 6-1, 6-3 to win the women's singles final at the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Paris.
Top-seeded Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek beat Tunisia's Ons Jabeur (seeded ninth) 6:2, 6:2 in the final of the WTA 1000 clay court championship in Rome on Sunday.
Polish women's tennis prodigy Iga Świątek cruised to victory in a WTA tournament in Stuttgart, defeating the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka 6:2, 6:2.
Polish tennis star Iga Świątek won the prestigious WTA 1000 tournament in Miami, Florida, on Saturday.