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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Saturday December 4, 2021

Iga Swiatek

Piotr Sierzputowski and Iga Swiatek have ended their brilliant collaboration, says the ninth-ranked Pole.

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Iga Swiatek and longtime coach Piotr Sierzputowski have parted ways after five years of work together. The 2020 Roland-Garros champion announced the news on social media on Saturday, saying that her pre-season has begun and she does not want to discuss the details of a new coaching set up at this time.

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“After more than 5 years I’ve decided to finish my cooperation with my coach Piotr Sierzputowski,” Swiatek wrote. “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.

“I would like to thank you Coach for everything that you did for me. 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. All those years enabled us to be in the place that we are now.”

Swiatek backed up her breakout 2020 season well in 2021. She went 36-15 and was the only WTA player that reached the second week at all four majors. She won a pair of titles and qualified for the WTA Finals for the first time.

The 20-year-old, the first Polish player to ever win a Grand Slam singles title, finished the season at No.9 in the world.


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