Latest Iga Swiatek News

Analysis: Aussie Open champ Sabalenka reworked serve, belief

Jan. 28, 2023 16:01 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka’s Australian Open championship is about persistence. It’s about the value of confronting, not ignoring, problems. It’s about putting in the time and the effort required to get better. And, to hear...

Rybakina meets Sabalenka in Australian Open women's final

Jan. 27, 2023 00:13 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka figures she’ll feel some jitters when she steps out on court to face Elena Rybakina in the Australian Open women's final. Saturday’s contest is, after all, Sabalenka’s first singles title match at a Grand Slam tournament. Rybakina...

Rybakina, Sabalenka to meet in Australian Open women's final

Jan. 26, 2023 10:28 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — What all seemed so different, so daunting, even, about trying to win a Grand Slam title to Elena Rybakina a little more than six months ago is now coming rather naturally. And if she can win one more match, she will add a championship at the Australian...

Buffalo’s Pegula eyes 1st Slam semifinal at Australian Open

Jan. 23, 2023 02:15 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — At the draw ceremony for the season-ending WTA Finals in October, the emcee called Jessica Pegula to the front of the room and asked the 28-year-old American about her championship at an event in Mexico a handful of days earlier. He called it the...

Swiatek, Gauff lose at Australian Open; Korda in 1st Slam QF

Jan. 22, 2023 10:39 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It all came so seemingly easy for Iga Swiatek last season — two Grand Slam trophies, eight titles overall, a 37-match winning streak, a lengthy stay at No. 1 in the rankings. Those accomplishments made everyone else expect constant greatness from...

Australian Open lookahead: No. 1 Swiatek takes on Rybakina

Jan. 21, 2023 03:59 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY Top-ranked Iga Swiatek takes on Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina for a place in the quarterfinals at the Australian Open. Swiatek has yet to drop a set in this year’s tournament, while Rybakina beat last year’s runner-up,...

Shiffrin and Swiatek keep learning to win from each other

Jan. 20, 2023 11:57 AM EST

They both tend to shy away from the spotlight despite winning regularly. They both compete in individual sports. And they’ve both ascended to the top as their much more well-known predecessors, Lindsey Vonn and Serena Williams, headed toward retirement. So it’s no surprise that...

Korda of US stops 2-time Australian Open runner-up Medvedev

Jan. 20, 2023 09:53 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Sebastian Korda comes by his athleticism and competitive instincts honestly. From Dad, the 1998 Australian Open champion. From Mom, also a former professional tennis player. And from two big sisters, both current golf pros. Add in some mentorship from...

Australian Open lookahead: Coco Gauff plays in 3rd round

Jan. 19, 2023 13:09 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO FRIDAY Coco Gauff continues her quest for a first Grand Slam title when she plays her third-round match at the Australian Open. The 18-year-old from Florida takes on another American, Bernarda Pera. Gauff reached her first major final at...

Coco Gauff beats Emma Raducanu in Australia 'with maturity'

Jan. 18, 2023 07:38 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Might be easy to forget, perhaps, that Coco Gauff is still just 18. After all, she's been winning Grand Slam matches for 3 1/2 years. Already reached one major final. Moved into the top 10 of the WTA rankings in singles and doubles. So Gauff was proud of...