Australian Open 2023: Unknown facts about Iga Swiatek

Iga Swiatek's Olympic family links

Her father, Tomasz Swiatek, was a competitive rower at university, winning gold at the 1987 World University Games in Zagreb in the quadruple sculls.

Tomasz would go on to represent Poland at the Olympic Games Seoul 1988, winning the quadruple sculls B final to place seventh overall.

Iga Swiatek carries psychologists

It is hard for her to accept defeats, and that's why she takes a psychologist alongside the coach to help maintain her calm during big and long tournaments. 

Iga Swiatek is a cat lover

Australian Open 2023 sensation, Iga Swiatek is a big cat lover and has a grappa at her home. 

Iga Swiatek is a Rafael Nadal fan

Iga is a big Rafa fan and describes her love for Rafa: "I admire him as an athlete and his fighting spirit - he's a model sportsman.

Moreover, I admire his playing style with high-top spins as I also like to play that way. His left-handed forehand is an amazing hit that earned him more than one tournament win.

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