Iga Swiatek becomes latest big name to withdraw from Guadalajara Open AKRON, set for return in Tokyo

Iga Swiatek will not play next week at Guadalajara Open AKRON, a WTA 1000 which is due to take place in Mexico and initially had the Pole playing after altitude was cited previously as a reason to skip it. But the Mexican fans instead have been left disappointed.

This after defending champion, Jessica Pegula also decided to withdraw from the tournament at the start of the week.

While no reason was particularly given from Pegula, Swiatek said it was more due to having months to play on the season and managing her schedule.

"Unfortunately I need to withdraw from the tournament in Guadalajara due to a change of schedule. I need to listen to my body and as the season is very intense, our number one priority is to play it until the end in good health and plan it wisely so we wouldn't risk an injury.

"I'm sorry not to be there but I'm sure the atmosphere in Guadalajara will be as amazing as I remember. See you in Tokyo."

But it will only be a short wait for the return of the World No.2, with Swiatek set to play the Toray Pan Pacific Open the week later in Tokyo as well as Beijing meaning that it is likely a calendar adjustment similar to Pegula to avoid burnout.

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