The Polish tennis player is out of the Miami Open 2023 tournament at the last minute. The reasons are due to a rib injury before his debut in the second round. Likewise, it causes Billie Jean King to retreat where she cannot be with her country. Iga Swiatek will not defend the championship achieved in 2022.
A crushing story turns the circle of professional women upside down. In a statement issued by the WTA on its official website confirmed the withdrawal of current champion Iga Swiatek from participating in the Miami Open. The current world number one will not be present at another major event in the United States in March. The reasons are due to a an injury to his ribs a day before his debut in the second round, where he was still waiting for a competitor. At this time, the exact extent of the setback is unknown, although almost everything points to his also last-minute loss of Billie Jean King with Poland.
Iga Swiatek on his discomfort in Indian Wells
– Elena (Rybakina) played great tennis today and I feel like I have to play better against her. I also don’t feel 100% physically. I have some discomfort in my ribs and we will contact the medical team ».
The news is hardly surprising, as the player himself hinted at his commitment to Florida at the end of the month. After overcoming some severe discomfort following her participation in the WTA tournament in Qatar, Swiatek seemed to be 100% during Indian Wells. Just after her loss in the semi-finals against Elena Rybakina, who eventually took the title, confirmed the omens that ended up being surrendered.
The Pole doubts the Miami Open controversy
“Right now I’m getting ready to play, but wait and see what the next days will bring us when they come.»