Who are Iga Swiatek’s sponsors?
Iga Swiatek signed her first head-to-toe apparel deal with Swiss company On jumping to sign the WTA world No 1 earlier in 2023.
On join the growing ranks of commercial partners for the popular, if soft-spoken Swiatek.
An unashamed introvert, Swiatek holds a unique appeal in arenas traditionally dominated by the brash and bold.
The On deal is expected to swell the sponsorship portion of Swiatek’s income, which hasn’t really been fully cashed in on at this stage.
Swiatek has also partnered with brands like Xiaomi, Rolex, Red Bull and Toyota Lexus.
Her main kit and shoe supplier is now On after some time with Asics.
Swiatek’s rackets are supplied by Tecnifibre, with the Polish star deploying the Tempo 298 for competition.
Swiatek is a 21st-century baby having been born on 31 May 2001 in Warsaw to Dorota and Tomasz Swiatek.
Her father is a former rower who represented Poland at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Swiatek’s father was an early driving force in her sporting career as he insisted that his daughters would be active and even pursue sporting disciplines as a career.
Swiatek’s older sister Agata initially started out as a swimmer and then, due to health complications, decided instead to switch to tennis.
This switch inspired the younger Swiatek to follow suit, in her own words doing this because she wanted nothing more than to beat her big sister.
That competitive spirit definitely shines through in Swiatek, who enjoyed a career-changing 37-match winning streak in the first half of 2022.
Swiatek had won her first Grand Slam as a teenager back in 2020, but 2022 was the year she came into her own.
She won the Sunshine Double during that famous streak, and later went on to win both the French and US Opens in a year where she became World No 1 before building a monstrous lead at the top of the standings.
Her lead was enhanced by the retirement of Ash Barty, who had won the first Grand Slam of the year and retired from the top of the sport taking those 2000 rankings points out of the game with her.
Swiatek is something of a pioneer among players with her unique approach to handling the demands of the WTA Tour.
She travels with a full-time sports psychologist and likes to be prepared to take the hits on tour, both physically and mentally.
Unlike many other top tennis stars, Swiatek does not maintain a residence in any sort of tax haven just yet.
She still lives in her hometown of Raszyn, Poland in a family home.
Swiatek limits her use of social media but maintains a decent presence on the major platforms.
Swiatek is very guarded when it comes to her life away from the court and it is not known for sure if she has any romantic interests at this time.
However it is suspected that Swiatek is single and completely focused on her career.
Swiatek started 2022 with an estimated net worth of $10 million and after a campaign of huge success it is believed that figured might have doubled.
Her net worth is now believed to be somewhere closer to the $12 million mark.
At this stage she doesn’t have her own foundation, common among the top players, but she regularly makes donations to mental health charities and has supported efforts to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
With three Grand Slams already to her name, Swiatek has been tipped to enjoy a history-making career on the WTA Tour.
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