Iga Swiatek: WTA should ‘focus on what’s good for players’ health’

Iga Swiatek: WTA should 'focus on what's good for players' health'

“We should perhaps focus more on what is good for the health of the players because we are in competition every week”called, Monday, the Polish Iga Swiatek, who will try to win this week, in Cincinnati, a fifth title of the season.

“The circuit is so intense, with its movements (…) that it would be good, in the future, to focus on the players, especially next year, when there will be more and more compulsory and longer tournaments”she supported.

“During the clay season, in Rome and Madrid, I played four matches which ended around or after midnight”, recalled the Polish, world number 1. Assuring to understand that the WTA must “adjust to diffusers”, Swiatek revealed that it requested data on match viewership after 10 p.m., without success. ” It would be easier to understand if it makes sense to play so late “, she pointed out.

Second salvo of criticism after those of Rybakina

Last week, Kazakh Elena Rybakina had to play her quarter-final of the Montreal tournament on Friday evening, which ended around 3 a.m. on Saturday. She then collapsed against Liudmila Samsonova in a semi-final postponed from Saturday to Sunday due to rain.

Samsonova had to play the final, lost to the American Jessica Pegula in 49 minutes, a few hours after the half. Rybakina then lambasted WTA executives “a little weak”hoping for a change in the organization of tournaments.


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