‘Get well soon’: Tennis fans left saddened by Iga Swiatek news



Tennis fans were left saddened on Wednesday night after Iga Swiatek announced her withdrawal from the Madrid Open.

The World No.1 has won 23 consecutive matches and four titles in 2022, but has decided to skip the clay-court event to rest a shoulder injury.



The 20-year-old Polish star won the Stuttgart Open last week, adding it to titles she’s already won in Qatar, Indian Wells and Miami this year.

Swiatek was set to be the top seed in the Spanish capital, but announced her withdrawal on Wednesday.



“After intense last weeks and winning four titles in a row, it’s time to take care of my arm that has been fatigued since the Miami Open and I haven’t had a chance to handle it properly,” the 2020 French Open champion wrote on Twitter.




I need a break from playing so intensively in order to treat my arm well and that’s why, unfortunately, I have to withdraw from the Mutua Madrid Open.

“My body needs rest. I’m going to take some time to prepare for Rome and Paris. See you soon there.

“Hopefully, I will play in Madrid many times in the future – I’m looking forward to it.”

Fans were left saddened that they won’t see Swiatek in Madrid, wishing her the best.

Swiatek will now focus on her preparations for the French Open, where she will be the overwhelming favourite.

The Polish star will be looking to add to her lone grand slam triumph at Roland Garros in 2020.


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