Stats from Iga Swiatek’s amazing 2022 season

Iga Swiatek with the French Open trophy the following morning

Iga Swiatek was the standout player on the WTA Tour in 2022 and it’s no surprise that there have been some pretty remarkable statistics from her dominating campaign. For example, did you know that she gave out 22 bagels this year?

The Pole started the season just inside the top 10 in the WTA Rankings, but she rose to the top following Ashleigh Barty’s retirement and if anyone thought she wasn’t cut out for the No. 1 spot, they will certainly have changed their minds with one series. of impressive results.

“I think this will be the season I’ll be thinking about for the rest of my life. On the other hand, I would love to have a season like that in the future,” said Swiatek.

“I guess the best way to do it is not to focus on what happened, but to focus on what’s next. I still know I have a lot of things to improve, so I’m looking forward to it.”

A selection of statistics from a brilliant 2022 campaign for Swiatek

A first world number 1 from Poland

  • The Pole became the WTA World No.28 when she replaced Ashleigh Barty atop the WTA rankings and has looked untouchable since she ascended the throne on April 4.
  • Swiatek became the first tennis player, male or female, from Poland to be ranked No. 1 in singles.
  • She’s already been at the top of the ranking for 34 weeks, which means she’s already surpassed the likes of Naomi Osaka (25), Tracy Austin (21), Maria Sharapova (21), Kim Clijsters (20), Jennifer Capriati (17 ). , Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (12) and Venus Williams (11) occupied the top positions for most of the week.

Swiatek’s winning streak in 2022

  • Swiatek won 37 straight matches from February 22 to July 2, the longest winning streak on the WTA Tour this century. Her incredible career surpassed that of Venus Williams (35) and Serena Williams (34). Her career began at the Qatar Open and ended in the third round of Wimbledon.
  • The Pole’s streak, which lasted 135 days, is tied with Martina Hingis for the longest combined streak since 1997.

Nine finals, eight titles, two Grand Slams

  • The world number 1’s 37-match winning streak included winning six straight titles by lifting trophies at the Qatar Open, Indian Wells Open, Miami Open, Stuttgart Open, Italian Open and Roland-Garros. from February to June.
  • Alize Cornet ended her unbeaten streak in the third round at Wimbledon, but she reached three other finals: she won the US Open and the Southern California Open.

Iga Swiatek bakery

  • Swiatek delivered 22 bagels and 20 breadsticks this year. In case he’s not sure what that means, he’s won 22 sets 6-0 and 20 sets 6-1. His bagel record is the best on the WTA Tour since Serena Williams had 25 in 2013.
  • Swiatek herself lost just four sets 6-1 and was never on the receiving end of a bagel. Ironically, her final set of the season was a 1-6 breadstick at the hands of Aryna Sabalenka in the WTA Finals.

Other bits and pieces

  • Swiatek played 76 matches this year and lost just nine with Ashleigh Barty, Danielle Collins, Jelena Ostapenko, Alize Cornet, Caroline Garcia, Beatriz Haddad Maia, Madison Keys, Barbora Krejcikova and Aryna Sabalenka the only players to defeat her.
  • The Pole played in nine finals and won eight titles to bring her career finals record to 11-2.
  • Swiatek was 18-1 on clay this year, as he won titles in Stuttgart, Rome and the French Open, and Garcia’s victory at the Polish Open was his only loss on the surface. In fact, he only lost four sets in 19 matches on clay.
  • The 21-year-old finished the season with 11,085 ranking points, the most since Serena Williams scored 13,615 in 2013.
  • Swiatek earned $9,875,525 in prize money this year, her best season to date, and her overall earnings now stand at $14,735,077, which puts her 34th on the all-time list.
  • Her $9,875,525 is also fifth best in terms of best season with Serena Williams’ $12,385,572 (2013), Ashleigh Barty’s $11,307,587 (2019), Williams’ $10,582,642 (2015) and Angelique Kerber’s $10,136,615 (2016) best.

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