How Old Was Iga Swiatek When She Won the French Open?

Last Modified Jun 10, 2024 12:35 GMT
Iga Swiatek First Grand Slam
Iga Swiatek after winning her 1st Roland Garros trophy in 2020


Iga Swiatek is a Polish professional tennis player, and the current World No.1 in women's singles. A household name in the WTA since 2019, she has won the French Open four times (2020, 2022, 2023, 2024), as well as the US Open once (2022), making her a five-time major singles champion. She is the first Polish player to win a major title in singles.


In total, Iga Swiatek has has won 22 titles at the WTA Tour level, including the 2024 Indian Wells, where she defeated Maria Sakkari in straight sets, and the 2024 Madrid Open, where she defeated Aryna Sabalenka in the final. She also won the Rome Open, defeating Sabalenka again. Swiatek registered her 100th WTA 1000 career win after defeating Camila Giorgi in one hour at the 2024 Miami Open. She finished semifinalist at the 2024 Dubai Tennis Championship and the 2024 Stuttgart Open. Swiatek entered her 100th week as the world's No. 1, surpassing Lindsay Davenport and thus acquiring ninth place in the all-time table.


With Caty McNally, Iga Swiatek won the girls' doubles title at the 2018 French Open, and she won the girls' singles title at the 2018 Wimbledon. She started competing on the WTA Tour in 2019, and immediately announced her arrival with her first WTA final and a fourth-round appearance at the 2019 French Open. After winning the Italian Open in May 2021, the prodigious Swiatek rose to the top ten of the WTA rankings for the first time. In April 2022, she attained the World No.1 position for the first time, and went on to retain it for 75 weeks.


Apart from her brutal shot-making ability and eternal tenacity, Iga Swiatek is known to be one of the nicest players on the circuit. She grew up idolizing Rafael Nadal, and continues to take inspiration from him during the course of her success. As of 2024, Swiatek is being coached by Tomasz Wiktorowski.


Iga Swiatek Age During First French Open Victory

Iga Swiatek was just 19-years-old, when she won her first French Open title in 2020.


Świątek became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title, and the lowest-ranked French Open champion in WTA rankings history when he upset World No. 6 Sofia Kenin in the final. In addition, she became the youngest winner of the tournament's singles division since Monica Seles in 1992 and Rafael Nadal in 2005.


Presently at the helm of the WTA, Iga Świątek was ranked 54th in the world when the 2020 French Open was rescheduled for September. Yet, she captured her first WTA title in the singles category. In the first round of the tournament, she triumphed over world No. 19 and 2019 runner-up, Markéta Vondroušová. She then defeated World No. 2 and top seed Simona Halep in the Round-4. Halep was riding a 17-match winning streak and was the clear favorite to win the title.


Świątek became World No. 17 after winning the title. She participated in the doubles tournament as well, forming her first-ever partnership with Nicole Melichar. In addition to making it to the semifinals, the duo did not lose a set until the last-four stage, before falling short.


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What Are Iga Swiatek’s Best Grand Slam Performances?

Świątek's best Grand Slam performances include the 2020 French Open, where she beat Sofia Kenin with a score of 6-4, 6-1, the 2022 French Open, with a win over Coco Gauff (6-1, 6-3). She also won the tournament two more times, defeating Karolina Muchova and Jasmine Paolini respectively. Additionally, she displayed her innate skill on hard courts by clinching the 2022 US Open title, defeating Ons Jabeur (6-2, 7-6).


In 2022, Iga Świątek achieved a historic feat by becoming the first woman since Serena Williams in 2013 to win both the US Open and the French Open in the same season.


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Iga Swiatek Grand Slam Singles Record

Tournament 201920202021202220232024
Australian Open2nd Round4th Round4th RoundSemi-final 4th Round3rd Round
French Open4th RoundWinnerQuarter-final WinnerWinnerWinner
US Open1st RoundNot Held4th Round3rd RoundQuarter-final-
Wimbledon 2nd Round3rd Round4th RoundWinner4th Round-


Iga Swiatek Grand Slam Doubles Record

Tournament 20192020202120222023
Australian OpenAbsentAbsentAbsentAbsentAbsent
French OpenAbsentSemi-final Finals AbsentAbsent
US OpenAbsentNot HeldAbsentAbsentAbsent
Wimbledon 2nd RoundAbsentAbsentAbsentAbsent


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FAQs

A. Iga Swiatek was 19-years-old when she won her first French Open title in 2020.

A. Iga Swiatek is 5 feet 9 inches, or 176 cm tall. 

A. Iga Swiatek’s net worth is estimated at around $25 million as of June 2024.

A. Yes, Iga Swiatek won her maiden WTA Finals title in 2023, defeating USA's Jessica Pegula 6-1 6-0 in the summit clash.

A. Iga Swiatek has five Grand Slam titles to her name, as of the 2024 season. This includes the 2022 US Open and the 2020, 2022, 2023 and 2024 French Open. 

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