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3 Huge Feats Iga Swiatek Could Clinch at Wimbledon 2024

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By Christian Webster - - 5 Mins Read
2023 Roland Garros Champion Iga Swiatek of Poland during trophy presentation after her victory over Karolina Muchova of Czech Republic at Court Philippe Chatrier
Poland's Iga Swiatek lifts the 2023 Roland Garros trophy | Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock.com

Iga Swiatek’s journey to the top has been swift and impressive.

In less than five years, she’s gone from a teenager in Warsaw with dreams of tennis stardom to one of the sport’s most dominant players.

Her career trajectory is a testament to her immense talent and unrelenting dedication to the game.

According to the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), the current world No. 1 in women's singles is a Polish professional tennis player who has maintained this position for a combined total of 109 weeks.

Swiatek, the only player representing Poland to win a major singles title, has won the French Open four times and the US Open once.

Swiatek has won 22 singles titles, including the 2023 WTA Finals and ten WTA 1000 titles.

Swiatek is preparing for her first title fight at Wimbledon, which will start on Monday, July 1.

She claimed her fifth Grand Slam title at the French Open after winning titles in Madrid and Rome.

Winning on a 19-match streak, the longest unbeaten run since she won 37 straight matches herself a couple of years ago, she arrived at Wimbledon. 

Swiatek will face Sofia Kenin, who defeated Coco Gauff in the first round last year.

The Pole won the last two games, but we equally can not ignore the American team.

However, she could still reach some incredible milestones at Wimbledon 2024.

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1. To become the 11th player to win six major titles in the Open era. 

Iga Swiatek’s final victory at Roland Garros helped her capture her fifth Glam Slam.

Currently, she is tied with Martina Hingis and Maria Sharapova, who also have five Grand Slam titles.

If Swiatek can claim the winner's trophy in two weeks, she will become the 11th player to claim six significant titles in the Open Era.

No player has only six titles at the moment.

 

Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek swinging her bat toward a tennis ball

Iga Swiatek in action | Janet McIntyre / Shutterstock

 

The Pole will fall behind Venus Williams, Justin Henin, and Evonne Goolagong, each with seven titles.

Naomi Osaka is the only person who has come close to Sharapova by winning four titles between 2018 and 2021.

 

2. To complete the Channel Slam

It's only three weeks to the end of the French Open and the start of Wimbledon, which does not give enough preparation time for players to get onto the grass.

Players studying in Paris are a bit disadvantaged as most of them, like Swiatek, can only participate in one warm UK match before Wimbledon, or they might not even get a chance at all.

Hence, completing the "Channel Slam" is winning the French Open and Wimbledon consecutively, which is one of the hardest tasks to pull through in the game of tennis.

Many players have won multiple major titles, but they've failed to win these two consecutively.

Only eight women have achieved this great feat in the Open Era thus far. They include Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Sheffield Graf, and Serena Williams.

These women have engraved their names in tennis history.

Swiatek has an opportunity to follow these legends and join their ranks.

3. To win a Grand Slam title on three different surfaces.

Swiatek won the 2020 French Open, her first major triumph in Paris. Two years later, she won her second Glam title at the same venue.

Swiatek has since won many titles at Roland Garros.

After several wins on clay and hardcourts, a win at Wimbledon would make her win a Grand Slam title on all three surfaces.

Only Steffi Graf, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Serena Williams, and Maria Sharapova are the only women to have accomplished this feat.

With the announcement of the Wimbledon fixtures, Swiatek’s fans worldwide are anticipating whether she will achieve any of these milestones. 

Indeed, she has already established herself as one of the most exciting players in tennis.

With her skills and fierce determination, Iga Swiatek is set to leave an indelible mark in tennis history. And if Wimbledon 2024 goes her way, it could be one for the history books.

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