World No.1 Iga Swiatek has continued her rich vein of form at the Billie Jean King Cup Qualification as Polish superstar beat Romania Andrea Prisacariu. Swiatek’s beautiful victory helped Poland qualify for the BJK Cup final for the first time. The final of the tournament will take place in November this year.
Swiatek, who started her Billie Jean King Cup journey with Friday’s win and gave Poland a 2-0 lead, continued that attack with a double bagel over her opponent Priscariu by winning 6-0, 6-0, as she broke six times en route to victory. The 20-year-old started her Billie Jean King Cup campaign with a win on Friday as she defeated Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-1, 6-0.
The Pole was in fantastic form and as a result won the Sunshine double by batting Naomi Osaka in the final of the Miami Open. However, she translated this tennis when she represented Poland at the prestigious BJK Cup. Also, it’s a very proud moment for her and also for all of Poland as she led her to the finals of Billie Jean King Cup for the first time.
“It just shows what a strong team we are,” said Iga Swiatek after leading Poland to the final of the Billie Jean King Cup
Swiatek shared how much it means to her to help her country reach the final stage. She adds that this has been a goal for a long time and the gradual progress they have made is very evident in their recent performances as a team. The 20-year-old missed out on the promotion last year but felt it was a long time coming.
“I’m really proud. I worked really hard for this. Although I didn’t play last year, I think it was a long road and it took us a few years to progress step by step and qualify for the finals.” said Swiatek after defeating Priscariu.
Last but not least, she also reveals how they not only qualified but made a name for themselves in the final stages of the prestigious tournament. She believes that Poland can excel because they are a very strong team. “It shows what a strong team we are. Hopefully we will show more progress in the final and be successful.” she closed.
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https://firstsportz.com/tennis-it-took-us-a-few-years-to-progress-world-no-1-iga-swiatek-elated-after-guiding-poland-to-the-finals-of-the-billie-jean-king-cup/ “It took us a few years to make progress,” said world No. 1 Iga Swiatek after guiding Poland to the Billie Jean King Cup final