Iga Swiatek has confirmed that she is fit and that she avoided a serious injury ahead of the French Open. 10 days ago in Rome, Swiatek sustained a thigh injury late in the second set during her Rome quarterfinal match against Elena Rybakina.
Swiatek retired the match shortly after the injury. This Friday, Swiatek held a pre-tournament press conference ahead of her French Open title defense. “Luckily nothing serious happened, so I had a couple of days off.
I’m still recovering from the thigh injury, but I’ll be good for my first round. That’s the most important thing for me," Swiatek said, via Tennis Majors.
Swiatek drawing positives from the injury scare
Although suffering an injury just before a Grand Slam is never ideal, Swiatek is refusing to be negative since she avoided a serious injury and had a chance to rest for a few days and reset a bit.
“On one hand, for sure, it’s not easy getting injured and having it in the back of your mind that you have a tournament next week. But on the other hand I’m pretty happy that I have these extra few more days off because for sure I needed time to reset.
Since the beginning of Stuttgart I was just doing everything to play matches the best way, and that was the only thing I focused on. Having this time to reset and think about other stuff and just calm down for a couple of days was really helpful.
And to also analyse what happened during the whole clay season. It’s a nice way to kind of going to the last tournament of the clay season with all the knowledge that I gained. I’m trying to take positives from that situation.
So I feel like I have more time for sure than last year after Rome. I can more calmly prepare to Roland Garros," Swiatek said. At the French Open, Swiatek is the top-seeded player. In the French Open first round, Swiatek plays against Cristina Bucsa.
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