Iga Swiatek is the New Women No1 In Tennis

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Poland's Iga Swiatek secured the World Number One title in women's tennis by defeating Swiss player Viktorija Golubic at the WTA Miami Open.

  • Three time Grand slam champion, Ashleigh Barty’s decision to retire and step out of the rankings opened the door for Iga Swiatek to the top of the WTA Rankings.

  • Iga became the first Polish player to hold that distinction. 

  • Swiatek became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title, at the 2020 French Open. With this, she became the youngest singles champion at the French Open since Rafael Nadal in 2005, and the youngest women's singles champion at a major championship since Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004.

  • Swiatek becomes the 28th woman to reach the Women Tennis Association (WTA) pinnacle and the youngest since Caroline  Wozniacki of Denmark in 2010.

  • The current number 1 male player in Tennis is Novak Djokovic of Serbia  

About WTA

  • The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) is the principal organising body of women's professional tennis. 

  • The WTA's corporate headquarters is in St. Petersburg, Florida, with its European headquarters in London and its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Beijing.

  • The Women's Tennis Association was founded in June 1973 by Billie Jean King.

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