Iga Świątek withdrew from the WTA Championships in Sydney as of Monday ($703,000 prize pool). The Polish tennis player spoke of rib pain and fatigue with her pre-season and performance in Adelaide, where she was knocked out in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Ninth in the world rankings, 20-year-old Iga Šviotik, who was due to be seeded in Sydney with the ‘six’, was to take on the sensational winner of last year’s US Open, Britain’s Emma Raducano.
After an intense preparatory period for the tournament in Adelaide My body needs more rest – I feel a slight pain in the ribs. So after long talks, I decided to withdraw from the tournament in Sydney. I really wanted to play here and I hope to come back next year and be able to enjoy this place ”- the Polish tennis player wrote on Twitter.
“See you in Melbourne” – summed up the winner of the 2020 French Open.
The Australian Open, the first left in this year’s Grand Slam tournaments, will begin in Melbourne on January 17.
The season started under coach Tomas Wiktorowski, who replaced Pyotr Seerzbotowski in December, Svetic in Adelaide, where they reached the semi-finals. In it, she lost on Saturday to world roster leader Ashleigh Barty 2:6, 4:6. The Australian won the championship.
Magdalena Froche entered the playoffs in Sydney. The Polish player won her first match with Australian Alana Barnaby 6:2, 6:2 and will fight for a place on the main ladder with top-ranked French player Ocean Dudin.
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