Iga Swiatek: The 7 titles world No 1 has won on clay

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek has won two titles in Rome

Iga Swiatek has become the dominant force in women’s tennis.

And the Pole, who is approaching 100 weeks at No 1 and has won 19 career titles, looks set for another strong spring on her beloved clay courts.

This is the surface where she has achieved some of her biggest successes – and picked up some of her biggest titles.

Swiatek has won a total of seven titles on the dirt – we look into all of them here.

2020 French Open

Swiatek won not just her first Grand Slam title but her first title full stop with her stunning run at Roland Garros in 2020.

Ranked 54th at the time, the Pole dropped just three games against 15th seed Marketa Vondrousova in round one, but it was when she thrashed top seed Simona Halep 6-1, 6-2 that people began to take notice.

Equally emphatic victories over qualifiers Martina Trevisan and Nadia Podoroska followed to seal a spot in her first Grand Slam final, where she eased past Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 to claim the title.

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2021 Italian Open

Just a few months on from her first major, Swiatek’s clay court credentials were on full display once again with a run to her first WTA 1000 trophy in Rome.

After battling past eventual Roland Garros champion Barbora Krejcikova in three sets, the 15th seed beat fifth seed Elina Svitolina in the last eight before a straight sets victory versus Coco Gauff.

And she delivered one of the performances of her career in the final, not dropping a single game as she hammered former Rome champion – and former world No 1 – Karolina Pliskova 6-0, 6-0.

2022 Stuttgart Open

Swiatek was in the middle of her historic 37-match win streak when she picked up her first Stuttgart title in 2022.

Having risen to world No 1 for the first time in her career, Swiatek made light work of her opening matches against Eva Lys and US Open champion Emma Raducanu.

She then showed tremendous grit and determination in the last four, battling from a set down to edge past Liudmila Samsonova in three sets.

But it was back to business as usual in the final, easing to a 6-2, 6-2 win over her rival Aryna Sabalenka to claim a seventh WTA title.

2022 Italian Open

After skipping Madrid, Swiatek was again dominant as she completed a successful defence of her Rome title.

The Pole did not drop a set on her way to the semi-final, recording convincing victories over Grand Slam champions Victoria Azarenka and Bianca Andreescu in the third round and quarter-final respectively.

And, after dropping just four games to Sabalenka in the Stuttgart final, she dropped just three games against the third seed to reach a second straight final in the Italian capital.

This final was not quite as emphatic as the previous year, but she still looked in cruise control with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Ons Jabeur.

2022 French Open

Swiatek was the overwhelming favourite to win the French Open in 2022 – and she matched everyone’s expectations by winning her second title.

The Pole was largely dominant throughout the opening stages, with Zheng Qinwen the only woman to take a set off her before the quarter-final – and ultimately throughout the whole tournament.

The top seed beat Jessica Pegula and Daria Kasatkina convincingly across the quarter and semi-finals to reach the final, where she eased her way to a 6-1, 6-3 victory over maiden Slam finalist Coco Gauff.

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2023 Stuttgart Open

Back on her favourite surface after almost a year away, it was back to winning ways immediately as she defended her Stuttgart title.

Swiatek started with a comfortable victory over Qinwen, though had to come back from a set down to beat Pliskova in the last eight.

The world No 1 then played just three games in her semi-final before Ons Jabeur retired due to injury, though there was nothing different about the final as she again beat Sabalenka in straight sets – 6-3, 6-4 – to win her sixth title on the dirt.

2023 French Open

Swiatek made it a trifecta of Roland Garros victories in 2023, winning her third title in four years to underline her dominance.

She dropped just nine games on her way to the last eight – with four bagel sets to boot – before beating Gauff in straight sets, in a rematch of the previous year’s final.

Swiatek then saw off the stern challenge of Beatriz Haddad Maia in straight sets to reach the final, where she was handed the biggest test of her career.

The Pole spurned a set and a break lead and found herself a break down in the decider, though rallied to claim a 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 victory over Karolina Muchova in a Paris classic. 

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