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Iga Swiatek, World No. 1 Named WTA Player of the Year

Iga Swiatek, the top-ranked player in the world, won the WTA Player of the Year award. This was for the first time in her career. Barbora Krejcikva and Katerina Siniakova were named the WTA Doubles Team of the Year. According to the organisation that oversees women’s tennis.

Polish player Swiatek won the French and U.S. Opens, as well as titles in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Rome, and San Diego during a remarkable 37-match winning streak. The 2021 Newcomer of the Year had a fantastic 2022. Iga Swiatek won 67 matches overall, dominating the list of finals attended, and taking home the most awards.

World No. 1 Krejcikova and doubles After winning championships at the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, and the Australian Open, Siniakova won the team award for the second consecutive season.

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Jessica Pegula, Toby Haddad top gainers on the list

Iga Swiatek, World No. 1 Named WTA Player of the Year. Jessica Pegula, Toby Haddad top gainers on the list

Jessica Pegula‘s mentor David Witt was also recognised for his success. As he was voted by peers as the Coach of the Year after guiding her to number three in the rankings.

Pegula won the Guadalajara Open, made it to her first WTA 1000 final of her career at the Madrid Open. As she advanced to the quarterfinals of three of the four Grand Slams. Ons Jabeur of Tunisia got the Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award, and Zheng Qinwen of China, who rose more than 100 spots this year. She went to the career-high ranking of 25, was named Newcomer of the Year.

Toby Haddad after cracking the top 20, Maia of Brazil was named the Most Improved Player of the Year. After missing three major tournaments last year due to the birth of her second daughter, German player Tatjana Maria was awarded the Comeback Player of the Year after making it to her maiden Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon.

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