Playing for Poland and representing her country has always been very important for Swiatek and her loftiest tennis goals always included a gold medal for her country or winning the Billie Jean King up. Unfortunately in tennis, scheduling can be a problem sometimes.
It was certainly a problem last year when several nations had their top players cancel because the competition was too close to the Billie Jean King Cup finals. For example, the players who played in the WTA Finals were Muguruza and Badosa and both had to cancel their BJK Cup participation leaving Spain in problems.
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This year is no exception as the BJK Cup starts one day after the WTA Finals conclude. Should Swiatek play in the finals she would have to make her way from Dallas to Glasgow on a short turnaround and be ready to play within 24 hours.
Swiatek is not happy about it:
"I am dissatisfied, although I know that arranging everything is complicated. Certainly, the fact that the WTA and ITF federations in a sense did not cooperate to facilitate our task is irritating to me. I will definitely take steps to let them know about my dissatisfaction."
"I don't understand the scheduling, I'm not gonna lie that I'm happy about the fact that if I go deep in finals I will have to not only play tired but also Jetlagged the next day. So I can't confirm whether I'll represent Poland or not. I'm sorry."