Forced to retire in the quarter-finals in Rome, Iga Swiatek gave news of her injury. After passing exams, the Pole should quickly be fixed on her fate.
A few weeks before Roland-Garros, uncertainty hovers around Iga Swiatek. Indeed, a big favorite for the title on clay of the Parisian Grand Slam, the Polish was forced to give up in Rome because of an injury, Wednesday evening. Opposed to the Kazakh Elena Rybakina in the quarter-finals of the WTA 1000 played at Foro Italico, the current world number one preferred to say stop in the third and last set when the score was 6-2, 6-7, 2- 2. Inevitably, the nature of his physical glitch raises questions as the long-awaited tournament at Porte d’Auteuil approaches, which will be held from May 28 to June 11 as far as the main draw is concerned. While Rafael Nadal should be one of the big absentees from this 2023 edition, the absence of the boss of the WTA circuit could also be a big blow for tennis fans.
Hi Guys. I’m sure you’re thinking about what happened last night. We’re checking it. During the second set I got a thigh injury. The diagnostic is in progress. More info in the following days. Will keep you updated.
— Iga Świątek (@iga_swiatek) May 18, 2023
The diagnosis expected soon
The day after his abandonment, Swiatek in any case wanted to give some news to his fans, via a message posted on his social networks. ” Hi guys. I’m sure you’re thinking about what happened last night (Wednesday). We are reviewing all of this. During the second set, I injured my thigh. The diagnosis is being made. More info in the next few days. We will keep you informed “, wrote the Polish woman on her Twitter account. If her injury is only slight, the native of Warsaw, who will soon be 22 years old (next May 31), could aim for a third title at Roland-Garros, after 2020 and 2022. Especially since after a disappointing 8th in final at the Australian Open (defeat against Rybakina), the latter will undoubtedly be keen to do much better during the second Grand Slam of the season, and thus win another big title in her young career.