Iga Swiatek calls for wearing masks due to the virus at the US Open

During the US Open 2023 there is a lot of talk about a mysterious virus that is supposed to be circulating in New York. Emil Ruusuvuori withdrew before the start of the tournament, Ons Jabeur felt bad during the first round match with Camila Osorio.

Hubert Hurkacz, Dominic Thiem, Christopher Eubanks and Petra Kvitova complained about fatigue or stomachache.”It would be nice if those players who feel bad would wear masks or something like that. I don’t know if it’s something related to Covid, but usually at sporting events like this, these things can spread easily.

I try to be careful and attentive, take care of my health” Iga Swiatek said.

Iga Swiatek about the virus at the US Open
The leader of the WTA ranking told also how exactly she tries to be careful. “Other than the fact that I came to the press conference with wet hair today, I don’t really have any of these bloomers.

I’ve already had a few colds this season and it’s had a big impact on me, so at a grand slam I definitely don’t want to make those mistakes. I also watch what I eat. It’s important for me to keep an eye on everything and prevent it” Swiatek added.

“I can tell you people in the press room and player lounge sure are coughing and sniffling a lot!” journalist Ben Rothenberg wrote on X. The US Open is a tournament where it’s easy to get sick. Players play their matches at high air temperature and at times of extreme humidity.”I’ve been sick for days.

I’m taking loads of medication, doing everything I can with my team to recover. Honestly, there are wonderful doctors here, they have helped me a lot. I take handfuls of meds, but I still feel like a zombie” Ons Jabeur said.


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