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Iga Swiatek will be the newest face of Visa in tennis. The WTA world No. 1 was announced as one of the newest additions to Team Visa, a program that supports athletes in pursuit of their goals on and off the field of play.

Since its inception in 2000, Team Visa has grown to include more than 600 athletes, 50% of which are female. Per a media release, "Team Visa provides athletes from around the globe with tools, resources and support needed to achieve their goals on and off the court. Athletes are selected based on athletic achievements, personal journey, and social impact, aligned with Visa’s brand values and priorities including diversity, equity, inclusion and commitment to uplifting their communities."

“I started my career in tennis at a young age and even if I’m still learning, I’m trying to use my voice and become a role model for other young people,” Swiatek said in a statement. “Joining Team Visa with so many incredible athletes will help me continue to advocate for what’s important to me, advancing the sport and social issues that matter most to me.”

As her star continues to shine on the court, the world No. 1's profile has continued to grow off the court. In June, she was named as an ambassador for Porsche, and she is also sponsored by On apparel and shoes, Tecnifibre tennis racquets, Poland's biggest insurance company PZU, and Rolex watches.

“The world has borne witness to the exceptional talent that Swiatek showcased early in her career, and we are proud to welcome Swiatek to Team Visa and champion all that she stands for,” Frank Cooper III, Visa's chief marketing officer, said.

“Swiatek is an example of what hard work and dedication can do to achieve your dreams, while inspiring the next generation.”