Iga Świątek gets a big accolade! The Polish tennis player was included in the list of 100 most influential people in the world according to Time magazine.
Iga Świątek is currently the leader of the WTA rankings. Raszyn’s player became the first racket of the world more than a year ago – on April 4, 2022. Throughout her career, Švetek has repeatedly drawn attention to the importance of mental health. It also supported the actions taken by Ukraine after the Russian armed attack.
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Among other things, thanks to this, the Polish tennis player was included in the list of the hundred most influential people in the world. The most successful alpine skier in history – Mikaela Shifrin – wrote about the WTA leader in Time magazine.
“When Iga Świątek plays tennis, three things come to mind: beauty, strength and truth. Throughout her rise to the top of tennis – and indeed at the top – Iga has shown sensitivity and courage. She is constantly trying to improve her game. Those who have supported her without diminishing her skills and the work she has done. She has advocated for mental health and supported Ukrainians in their fight to protect their homes. As an athlete, and more importantly as a person, she exemplifies the kind of confidence everyone should emulate — a confidence of doing rather than just speaking,” Schifrin wrote.
The interested person also talked about the huge prize. Świątek made a post on her Twitter profile.
“I never thought something like this would happen to me. Thanks to TIME for the honor and noticing me. And thank you Mikaela for your words. It means a lot to me.” – You can read.
Thanks to the distinction, Świątek found itself in an excellent group. The list compiled by Time magazine included people such as: writer and wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Olena Zelenska, US President Joe Biden, and world champion with the Argentine national team Lionel Messi.
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