Iga Swiatek French Open champion 2022

Iga Swiatek makes candid admission about season after WTA Finals defeat

Iga Swiatek admitted she was ‘waiting’ for her brilliant season to end after she lost to Aryna Sabalenka in the semi-finals if the WTA Finals.

Sabalenka battled to a fine 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 win over the world number one to bring the curtain down on the Pole’s season.

It is a season that has seen Swiatek become world number one and win two of the four majors, including her first on a hardcourt at the US Open.

She would, of course, have liked to have gone all the way in Fort Worth too, but she says she can have no complaints and is not looking forward to time to digest all she has achieved.

“I’m not gonna lie to you, I’ve been waiting for that moment,” Swiatek said after the match. “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.

“This season has been so intense and I’m so proud of myself that I could play so well till the end of it. I’m happy that it’s done.

On her season in general, Iga Swiatek said: “It’s just crazy that it happens. It’s that kind of thing that is gonna stay with you for the rest of your career. And it’s something to be proud of. Even though I lost today, I’m going to try to enjoy everything.”

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.