Thursday, March 30, 2023

High-ranked Swiatek named WTA Participant of the 12 months

World primary Iga Swiatek was topped WTA Participant of the 12 months for the primary time in her profession, whereas Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova had been named Doubles Workforce of the 12 months, the governing physique of the ladies’s sport stated on Monday.

Poland’s Swiatek went on an excellent 37-match successful run and gained the French and U.S. Opens in addition to titles at Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Rome and San Diego.

The 2020 Newcomer of the 12 months loved a stellar 2022, as she gained 67 matches general and topped the listing of finals reached and trophies gained.

Krejcikova and doubles world primary Siniakova took the group honour for the second season in a row after successful titles on the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

Jessica Pegula’s mentor David Witt was additionally recognised for his success, as he was voted by friends because the Coach of the 12 months after guiding her to quantity three within the rankings.

Pegula reached the primary WTA 1000 ultimate of her profession on the Madrid Open and gained the Guadalajara Open along with reaching the quarter-finals at three of the 4 Grand Slams.

Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur gained the Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award, whereas China’s Zheng Qinwen was named Newcomer of the 12 months after she climbed greater than 100 locations this 12 months to achieve a profession excessive rating of 25.

Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil was named the Most Improved Participant of the 12 months after breaking into the highest 20.

Germany’s Tatjana Maria was named the Comeback Participant of the 12 months after reaching her first Grand Slam semi-final at Wimbledon after lacking three majors final 12 months as a result of delivery of her second daughter.

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