Iga Świątek is impossible.  Along with the greatest legends

I will heal you You delight the world week after week. The Pole has been the undisputed queen of women's tennis since 2022. When it became clear in April of that year that Świętek would unexpectedly take No. 1 in the WTA rankings, the tennis world was shocked, but even more shocking was the decision. Ashley Barty From this fact alone. It has long been clear that Polish women have enormous potential to achieve great things, but even the Australian didn't think they would be that great.

– However, I know one thing – if Iga Świątek becomes the leader of the WTA rankings, there will be no better person. She's a great person and a great tennis player. The way she brought fresh energy and courage to the court was truly unprecedented. Eija totally deserves it. “I hope she stays the same person and does everything her own way and achieves what she has achieved in her tennis dreams,” the Australian said at a press conference in March 2022.

Iga Świątek is amazing. More records

At the time, you would not have expected Iga Świętek to be ousted so soon from the world rankings, in terms of the number of weeks she had spent at the top of the WTA rankings. It seems like it is only a matter of time. In each subsequent tournament, the Polish woman proves that she is unrivaled, even if she occasionally loses a match. In fact, following subsequent solo performances, Świątek's account adds stunning new records that will likely stand for years.

The situation is no different in Madrid. Światek came to the Spanish capital to win the tournament and jump a step higher than last year, when she lost the title match to Aryna Sabalenka. She has already taken this most important step, because on Thursday she advanced to the final, By defeating Madison Keys 6-1, 6-3.

Of course, promotion back to the finals also means new records. For the Poles, this will be her 10th title bout on clay. She achieved this at the age of 22 years. Since 2000, tennis has not witnessed a similar achievement in this regard. Then the legendary managed to do it Martini Hingens, who spent more than 200 weeks as the leader of the WTA rankings. Świętek has competed in 20 WTA 1000 tournaments since the event in Rome in 2021 and Saturday's final will be hers. eleventh.

In addition, Pole surpassed Serena Williams in terms of effectiveness in reaching the finals of tournaments of this classification. In total, our competitor has competed in these events 29 times, and as mentioned earlier, this will be her 11th final; Which gives a success rate of 37.9 percent in qualifying to the final. In the case of the legendary American, these statistics are slightly worse. Williams has competed in 49 such tournaments and advanced to the title match 18 times, giving her a historic success rate of 36.7 percent. It's not hard to imagine that Świątek's advantage will soon grow even larger.

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