Tennis star Iga Swiatek was chosen for the player of the year award by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) for the first time after her incredible run in 2022 which also saw her get to the summit of women’s singles ranking. Swiatek, who was named Newcomer of the Year in 2020, had an exceptional season in 2022, leading the way in terms of finals appearances, awards won, and matches won. She was crowned winner at eight tournaments, including six in a row and a 37-match winning streak.

Among the eight championships were two Grand Slams, at Roland Garros and the US Open, as well as WTA 1000 titles at the Qatar TotalEnergies Open (Doha), the BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells), the Miami Open presented by Ita, Internazionali BNL d’Italia (Rome), and the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (Stuttgart). Swiatek won 67 matches this season in total as per the WTA Tour website.

David Witt was awarded the WTA coach of the year. Jessica Pegula’s current coach has been acknowledged for his players’ success on the court this season, as well as for being a fantastic ambassador for the sport and bringing coaching to the forefront of the game. Pegula, who began the year at No 18, had her greatest season under his direction in 2022, ending in the top three.

Pegula reached the Mutua Madrid Open finals for the first time in her career and won the Guadalajara Open Akron, in addition to reaching the quarterfinals of three of the four Grand Slams.

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