WATCH: Swiatek's season ended at the hands of Aryna Sabalenka in the semifinals of the WTA Finals.


FORT WORTH, Texas—While many players looking forward to disconnecting on vacation, Iga Swiatek is ready to log back in after a busy season ended at the WTA Finals on Sunday.

“For sure, next two days, I'm planning to catch up a little bit with what's going on in the world and spending on internet, because I wasn't able to do that. I was kind of cutting everything off for the whole tournament,” she explained after enduring a three-set defeat to Aryna Sabalenka.

It turns out Swiatek has made social sabbaticals a habit in 2022, and cutting off distractions has certainly paid off: she won a total of eight titles, including Roland Garros and the US Open, and strung together a 37-match winning streak in between.

Still, the well-read 21-year-old is eager to re-engage with the world wide web—celebrating with a tweet.

“After like 10 days, every day is kind of…not that I need social media or something, but it's just nice to know what's going on, you know? And it's not like I'm cutting off completely, because after the matches, I usually have some time to go on internet. But when I'm playing day by day, usually I just cut it off pretty quickly and then I'm like, fully focusing on recovery.”

One thing Swiatek may be looking up in earnest is how she stacks up against fellow Polish sporting hero Robert Lewandowski, who was on hand to watch her second Roland Garros triumph this summer. The two will likely be neck and neck for their country’s national sports awards.

“Well, we have this huge gala that happens every year in Poland,” she explained. “Two years ago, I made it to the second place. Lewandoski was first. This year I'm pretty curious what's gonna happen! But I'm gonna be in Australia anyway; unfortunately, it's not like I'm gonna have plenty of time to enjoy these kinds of things, but I would love to come!”

Hopefully someone lets Swiatek know the result if it comes out when she’s back in Grand Slam mode next year.