Home » In a match between Ukraine’s Agnieszka Radwanska and Poland’s Iga Swiatek, Radwanska came out on top.
In a match between Ukraine’s Agnieszka Radwanska and Poland’s Iga Swiatek, Radwanska came out on top.
The Polish tennis legend Agnieszka Radwanska defeated the current world No. 1 Iga Swiatek in an exhibition match. In a one-set exhibition match at the Iga Swiatek and Friends for Ukraine event, Radwanska, who retired from tennis in 2018, defeated Swiatek, 6-4.
Swiatek announced her plans to hold a charity event in Krakow and donate the proceeds to Ukraine after losing in the third round at Wimbledon. When Swiatek, then 21 years old, asked Radwanska, a 2012 Wimbledon finalist, if she would be willing to participate in Iga Swiatek and Friends for Ukraine, Radwanska gladly accepted.
Swiatek may not have won a singles match against Radwanska, but she and Martyn Pavelski won a mixed doubles match against Radwanska and Sergiy Stakhovsky, 6-4, 10-12, 1-0. To hear Radwanska tell it, Swiatek is the one who really shines. Radwanska discussed the current state of women’s tennis in an interview with Eurosport.
“I think the top 10 is pretty open,” Radwanska said to Eurosport. “Several people, in my opinion, are performing at the same level. Iga Swiatek and Ash Barty, before the latter retired, are the only two players who are playing consistently and powerfully in my opinion.
That duo would be like the men’s tennis equivalent of [Novak] Djokovic and [Rafael] Nadal right now.” With her incredible 2022 campaign, Swiatek now holds the record for the most consecutive wins in the 21st century by a female player (37).
“Unfortunately, Ash is no longer here; now, there is only Iga. However, I believe that with the exception of Iga, everyone else stands an equal chance. With the level at an all-time high, many players outside the world’s top 30 are able to compete in the second week of a Grand Slam.
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My guess is that in years like that, everything will shift. Since many of the veteran competitors have left the field, there is currently a wide open field “Radwanska included.