The Voters' Thoughts
👉 Ten voters from the TENNIS.com editorial team each selected five players for our 2023 WTA Player of the Year vote. Each voters' first-place selection was worth 5 points, second-place vote 4 points, and so forth. Selected commentary from voters will be included in each 2023 WTA Player of the Year write-up.
👉 👉 Each of the voters below gave Swiatek a first-place vote.
A third Roland Garros title and Tour Finals dominance give her the slight edge over Aryna Sabalenka.—Jon Levey
Ups and downs, but showed a big resurgence at the end with dominant win at WTA Finals.—Joel Drucker
The 22-year-old led the WTA in titles, total match wins, Top 10 wins and Top 5 wins—and notably captured a trophy at every tournament level in the same season for the first time.—Matt Fitzgerald
After last year’s dominance and historic winning streak, it would have been understandable for Swiatek to suffer a letdown. But the level-headed Pole did exactly the opposite: she won even more matches than last year (68 to 67), added another Grand Slam title to her name at Roland Garros—one of six trophies she clinched this year, including the 1000-level Beijing—and finished the season back at world No. 1 after a commanding victory at a WTA Finals in very challenging conditions.—Stephanie Livaudais
The upper echelon of the WTA was volatile most of this year—but when the year-end ranking was on the line at the WTA Finals, the 22-year-old Pole reeled off five dazzling wins to triumph going away.—Peter Bodo