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.
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.
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.