Irina Falconi recalls her reaction after getting destroyed by 16-year-old Iga Swiatek

Former world No. 63 Irina Falconi knew from the first moment she saw Iga Swiatek that the Pole would one day reach the No. 1 ranking. In 2018, Falconi clashed Swiatek at an ITF event in Charleston. Swiatek, who was 16 at the time, destroyed Falconi 6-3 6-1. On Friday, Swiatek defeated Viktorija Golubic in the Miami second round and now she is guaranteed to replace Ashleigh Barty as the new No. 1 after Miami. “I played Iga in 2018 on my birthday. she cleaned my clock 3 and 1 after the match I look at my husband (then boyfriend) ‘I’m not even mad.That girl is damn good. Wouldn’t be surprised if she made it to #1 in the world with her game.’ Congrats @iga_swiatek,” Falconi tweeted. Barty thinks Swiatek deserves to be the new No. 1 In her retirement press conference, Barty was asked …

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