Iga Swiatek again against WTA and ITF: "It's not healthy"

The World No. 1 has openly criticized the two organizations

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Iga Swiatek again against WTA and ITF: "It's not healthy"

Iga Swiatek, world number one since Ashleigh Barty said goodbye to tennis, is dominating on almost all fronts: winner of two Grand Slam titles, she has also imposed herself on the 1000 titles she has participated in since the beginning of the season.

With double the points compared to her second, her qualification for the end-of-season WTA Finals was inevitable. A busy schedule, but one that the US Open winner harshly criticized in a recent press conference. She said: "Let's talk about a problem.

I'm not happy at all. The fact that ITF and WTA are not cooperating worries me. I will do everything in my hands to change things. I don't want to repeat itself. In 2021 the same thing happened, that's why some players have been forced to make a decision.

It's not fair." A message that she reaffirmed on social media, the calendar being the reason that led Iga Swiatek to give up the Billie Jean King Cup.

Iga Swiatek again against WTA and ITF: "It's not healthy"

From 8 November, the BJKC gets underway with the final stages of the tournament, where Iga Swiatek's Poland is among the best twelve nations in the world.

The Polish number one, however, will not be present for calendar reasons and, for this reason, she again lashes out against the WTA and ITF: "I've thought about it a lot and talked a lot with my team, but I won't be able to play the Billie Jean King Cup in Glasgow.

And that makes me sad. I am very sorry, because I would play for Poland whenever possible and I would always give my best. Playing in Poland this year was an honor and I was hoping to do it again at the end of the season. I am disappointed that the decision makers have not come to an agreement on something as fundamental as the tournament calendar, giving us just one day to travel the world and change time zones.

The situation is not safe for our health and could lead to injuries. I will speak with WTA and ITF to try to change something. This situation is difficult not only for players like me, but for many tennis fans who support our sport."

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