Iga Swiatek and Tomasz Wiktorowski are among the nominees for the WTA awards for a great season in 2023. The end-of-season awards are the culmination of the work done by the cream of the crop over the past twelve months.
The WTA Awards have been presented since 1977. Interestingly, there will be several significant Polish accents. There are several categories, including the most important one, the Tennis Player of the Year award. Among the 2023 nominees is, of course, Iga Swiatek. The Pole also won the previous edition (2022). The history of the WTA Awards also includes Agnieszka Radwanska, the best debutante, awarded in 2006. However, in 2020, Petr Serzputovsky, the then keeper of the pearl from Raszyn, was recognized as the best coach.
Iga Swiatek and Tomasz Wiktorowski nominated for WTA Awards
Although Swiatek was the best tennis player in the 2022 ranking, the successor of the aforementioned Sierzputovsky, Tomasz Wiktorowski, did not receive the award. The man who played the role of guardian of the aforementioned “Isi” perfectly, and then successfully worked together with Swiatek, was unexpectedly excluded from the WTA Awards.
Apparently, the organizers do not want to repeat this mistake, and this time the Polish coach Swiatek was among the nominees for the award. Interestingly, when it comes to the final selection of the winners, tennis journalists from all over the world vote. However, the coach of the year is the choice of the WTA coaches. Therefore, it is difficult to predict whether Viktorovsky’s candidacy will be accepted this time instead of some other “favorite” of the competition.
As for the award for best singles performer, in addition to Swiatek, the following were nominated: Arina Sabalenka (Belarus), Coco Gauff, Jessica Pegula (both USA), Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan) and Marketa Vondrusova (Czech Republic). Decisions are due in December.
Iga Swiatek and all her championship titles
The 22-year-old Polish woman has won seventeen tournaments during her career. Swiatek has won four Grand Slam titles: three times at Roland Garros (2020, 2022 and 2023) and once at the US Open (2022). To this should be added the prestigious triumph in the WTA Finals (2023).
In addition, victories at WTA 1000 tournaments in: Rome (2021, 2022), Doha (2022), Indian Wells (2022), Miami (2022) and Beijing (2023). The list also includes WTA 500 matches: Adelaide (2021), Stuttgart (2022 and 2023), San Diego (2022) and Doha (2023).
Plus a Polish accent, WTA 250 in Warsaw (2023).
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