Iga Swiatek splits from coach: “This change is really challenging for me.”


After more than five years of working with coach Piotr Sierzputowski, Poland’s world No.9 Iga Swiatek is announcing the end of their cooperation.

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek of Poland in action during the third round-robin match at the 2021 Akron WTA Finals Guadalajara WTA tennis tournament

Announcing the split in a statement published on social media, the 20-year-old Swiatek thanked Sierzputowski for everything he did for her:

We gave each other so much and I hope that we’ll continue to grow and develop with this experience we’ve gained together. I owe you a lot and truly appreciate the time we’ve spent together.

The 2020 French Open champion states that this split is necessary for her to continue her development as a tennis player:

This change is really challenging for me and this decision wasn’t easy either… As tennis players we meet on our path a lot of people who contribute great value into our work and, often, into our life too, because we spend almost the whole year on tour together. I found out that sometimes in our professional life we need changes to develop more, evolve and meet other people with whom we’re going to create a cooperation for the next stages of our development.

Iga Swiatek coach Piotr Sierzputowski
Piotr Sierzputowski in action during the second round robin match at the 2021 Akron WTA Finals Guadalajara WTA tennis tournament

The winner of three singles titles finished the announcement by saying:

I suppose you may have questions about what’s next. I have everything I need to be able to work and I would like to focus on my pre-season without any outside pressure. I hope you’ll understand.

Swiatek hasn’t revealed who her new coach will be.


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