World No 1 Iga Swiatek‘s campaign for 2022 ended with her bowing out of the 2022 WTA Finals after losing in the semifinals against Aryna Sabalenka in three sets. It marked her ninth defeat in the past eleven months and also ended her 7-match winning streak. Swiatek reflected on her journey throughout the year and was ecstatic about getting time for herself and the much-needed vacation.
Her win-loss record accomplishments include 67-9 as she went on to win Grand Slam titles and six WTA titles throughout the year. She successfully defended her title at the French Open and created history by becoming the fourth player in the Open Era to maintain her claim as the No. 1 for 30 weeks. Iga Swiatek had registered a 37-match winning streak in the year, which ended her loss at Wimbledon. She was quite dominant in the clay season with an 18-match winning streak until her loss at the Poland Open.
With the unexpected end to the season, the 3-time Grand Slam champion expressed her happiness for getting to spend a few days off and enjoying it to the fullest without any tension while doing nothing. She admitted that she might have traveled places but couldn’t do much apart from sightseeing. She is ecstatic and at the same, quite overwhelmed about going on a holiday and getting to explore places for the first time apart from work-related travels.
Iga Swiatek, during an interview, went on to say that “I’m not gonna lie to you, I’ve been waiting for that moment. Because last week, basically it was pretty hard to see the finish line but still be fully motivated and ready for every match. On one hand, I’m sad that I lost, but on the other hand, I have one more day off. That’s something on the bright side.“