Iga Swiatek's shocking confession: "I need 2 months of rest, but I can't"

The WTA No.1 expressed her opinion on the WTA and ATP schedule, which has recently been creating some problems for some of her colleagues, especially on the ATP Tour

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Iga Swiatek's shocking confession: "I need 2 months of rest, but I can't"
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Many tennis players - especially in men's singles - are suffering from the very tight pace of the ATP and WTA schedule.

A recent example is obviously Jannik Sinner, Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev.

The WTA No.1 Iga Swiatek, in an interview with the WTA Insider podcast, talked about the difficulties that players face when playing so many tournaments in such close times.

She herself says that she would need at least two months of rest to recover.

"After a match like the final in Madrid I feel like I need two months of rest, but I can't. Now we have to recover and adapt to the playing courts, which are a little different, slower. The season is very tight, the tournaments are very close together, so we have to adapt," she explained.

But now there are th

Iga Swiatek
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e Italian Open and opponents like Aryna Sabalenka

A few days after her first historic success at the Mutua Madrid Open, Swiatek retraced the phases that led to her success. The 4-time Slam champion expressed about her ambitions in view of Rome, WTA 1000 in which she will play the second round (after a bye) in a few days. 

"The victory of this great tournament will leave me with a great lesson. It can teach me a lot for the rest of my career, but that's not crucial. It's important, but even if something worked today, it doesn't mean it will work tomorrow. The important thing is to hope and believe that you can improve your tennis," she told.

Aryna Sabalenka and Iga Swiatek
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The WTA No.1 then also talked about Aryna Sabalenka, with whom she has had a very heated rivalry on the court for some time.

“I don't think about Aryna when I train, but I know that the competition is great and that if I stopped for a moment, I would be out. You have to keep improving and stay motivated," she explained.

Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka
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