Iga Swiatek is named Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2023. The world number one has dominated women’s tennis in the past year.
She has stood up to support the Ukrainians in their fight against Russia. She has been an advocate for mental health issues.
Alpine skiing champion Mikaela Shiffrin wrote Time’s article on Iga Swiatek, saying
To rise to the top of tennis with the limited resources she had coming from Poland is remarkable. She has ignited a nation and given the next generation a reason to believe they can also achieve something incredible. She reminds us all that it’s OK to feel disappointment—and it’s also OK to feel proud of ourselves.
Iga Swiatek has won three grand slam titles – 2 French Opens and One US Open title. She finished 2022 as the number 1 ranked player in the world. At 20 years old, she became the youngest player to complete the Sunshine Double (winning Indian Wells and Miami) in 2022.