Iga Swiatek, the reigning French Open champion, is anxiously awaiting the results of a medical evaluation to determine the severity of her thigh injury. With the highly anticipated Roland Garros tournament set to commence in just over a week, Swiatek faces uncertainty regarding her ability to defend her title.
The 21-year-old, who retired from her Italian Open quarter-final against Elena Rybakina, expressed her concern on social media. The match was finely balanced at one set apiece and 2-2 in the deciding set when Swiatek made the difficult decision to withdraw. Providing updates to her followers, the world number one revealed that further information regarding her injury would be available in the coming days.
Iga Swiatek’s quest for a consecutive French Open title hangs in the balance as she grapples with a thigh injury. The Polish tennis star, who also clinched the Roland Garros trophy in 2020, retired from her Italian Open quarter-final against Elena Rybakina. Swiatek had dominated the first set but was forced to seek medical attention before ultimately calling off the match.
The world number one took to social media to inform her fans about the ongoing assessment of her injury, stating that updates regarding her condition would be shared in the following days. As the current US Open champion, Swiatek now faces an anxious wait to determine her fate at the upcoming French Open.