Iga Swiatek was born in Warsaw, Poland on May 31, 2001. Considered one of the strongest tennis players in the world and of her generation, she has won twelve WTA titles in her career, including 4 Grand Slam rounds: 3 French Open and one US Open. In April 2022 she reached number 1 in the world rankings. She was the first Polish tennis player and the first in the world born in the 21st century to win a Major in singles and to reach the top of the women's world ranking. Between February and June 2022, she won a streak of 37 consecutive matches, the 12th longest ever and the longest of the 21st century on the women's Tour. In the same period she won six consecutive WTA tournaments, a feat only Justine Henin achieved in the new millennium. That same year she became the youngest tennis player to win both Indian Wells and Miami in the same season.
She is the daughter of Tomasz Swiatek, a rower who took part in the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, and an orthodontist named Dorota. Her older sister Agata played tennis in the juniors and had to stop due to numerous injuries. Iga took up tennis to emulate and compete with her sister, and by age 14 she was training regularly at tennis academies in Warsaw. She was coached for a long time by the two compatriots Piotr Sierzputowski and Jolanta Rusin-Krzepota, whom she replaced in 2021 with the new coach Tomasz Wiktorowski.