Iga Swiatek: the Roland Garros is at risk!
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 446
The Italian Open 2023, played on the Rome clay-courts, continue to move forward but in the last few hours there is great concern in the circuit. World number one Iga Swiatek, defending champion of the tournament, was forced to withdraw through injury in the Quarterfinals.
A really important tile with the Roland Garros now upon us. The queen of clay was the absolute favorite to win the tournament but now things are going badly, especially close to a fundamental tournament for Iga. Now there is great anxiety to know her conditions and the Polish wanted to try to reassure her fans through social networks.
The tennis player came out in the quarterfinals against the Kazakh Elena Rybakina, now officially entered the world Top 5. For Iga there is great anxiety and apprehension and there is fear that the tennis player might miss the Roland Garros, a tournament that will take place in ten days.
After Rafael Nadal, increasingly in doubt and at great risk for the event, even the reigning champion of the 2022 edition can skip the tournament. In the last few hours, the tennis player wanted to reassure the fans and released the following message on social media: "Hello guys, you are wondering what happened last night.
During the second set I suffered a leg injury and we are making the diagnosis. In the coming days we will have more information, I will keep you updated." And to think that everything was going well with Iga taking center stage in the tournament.
Swiatek in the lead in the quarterfinals was dominating against the Kazakh Elena Rybakina, then in the middle of the second set (6-2;4-2) the tennis player had a problem and stopped. She went on to drop the second set and retired 2-2 in the third set.
Rybakina flies to the third set while the Polish remains apprehensive in view of one of the most important appointments of the season. After Rafael Nadal there is now great anxiety for Iga Swiatek. Here is the tweet of the number one in the world:
I'm sure you're thinking about what happened last night. We're checking it. During the second set I got a thigh injury. The diagnostic is in progress. More info in the following days. Will keep you updated. — Iga ÅwiÄ tek (@iga_swiatek) May 18, 2023