Iga Swiatek causes hilarious interruption during Italian Open QF against Elena Rybakina after Pole’s phone goes off

During her quarterfinal match against Elena Rybakina at the Italian Open, Iga Swiatek caused a humorous interruption when her phone rang loudly.

Rybakina secured a spot in the semifinals of the Italian WTA 1000 tournament after Swiatek was unfortunately forced to retire due to an injury on her right thigh. The match was cut short with the World No. 1 retiring at 2-6, 7-6(3), 2-2.

In the deciding set, with the scores tied at 2-2, Iga Swiatek walked over to the net to shake hands with Elena Rybakina, officially ending the intense two-hour and 20-minute match.

The win marks the Kazakh’s first WTA 1000 semifinal appearance on clay.

During the first set of the match, a distinctive sound of a phone ringing echoed throughout the stadium. Swiatek, quick to realize that it was her phone, hastily made her way towards her kit bags in an attempt to silence the device. However, despite her best efforts, the Pole was unable to locate her phone, which elicited a few chuckles from the crowd.

Swiatek eventually managed to locate her phone and promptly handed it over to a member of her coaching staff.

A video of that moment has been doing the rounds on social media and you can watch it below:


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