This Friday, at a press conference, Iga Swiatek reassured about his right thigh injury. The Polish, world number 1, will defend her title at Roland-Garros.
Iga Swiatek is ready. Ready to defend her title at this 2023 edition of Roland-Garros. However, the Pole remains on an abandonment during the WTA 1000 tournament in Rome, ten days ago, at the quarter-final stage, at 2-2 in the third and last set, against the Kazakh Elena Rybakina, 4th player world, due to an injury located at the level of the right thigh. In this famous meeting, she then won the first set (6-2), before being equalized at one set everywhere (7-6 ).
And it was during this famous decisive game that the main interested party was visibly injured, in a race in a defensive position. This Friday, the world number 1 was at a press conference. And on this subject, the player, now only 21 years old, wanted to be reassuring and said she was ready to start this second Grand Slam tournament of the year.
“It was nothing serious”
In comments reported by theAFP, Swiatek said in particular: “Luckily, it was nothing serious, I took a few days off, I’m still recovering from my thigh injury but it will be fine for my first round, that’s the most important thing. . On the one hand, obviously it’s not easy to get injured knowing that you have a tournament the following week, but on the other hand, I am very happy to have had these few extra days off, because I needed time to recharge my batteries.
Since the start of the Stuttgart tournament (mid-April), the only thing I was focused on was doing everything to play my matches as well as possible. I needed time to breathe and think about something else. Asking me for a few days was really helpful. Analyze what happened throughout the season on clay, too. It’s a good way to approach the last tournament of the season on clay, with all the lessons learned. »