Swiatek criticized tennis governing bodies for 'unsafe' schedule

Monday, 03 October 2022 at 17:00
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Iga Swiatek announced she won't play for Poland at the Billie Jean King Cup due to the unsafe schedule blamining the governing bodies.
Swiatek has been more outspoken about things in tennis than in years prior and it's possible she feels the need to do as the best-ranked player in the world. Her last criticism was towards the governing bodies of tennis and the way they handled the schedule.
It came in the form of an announcement where Swiatek explained that she can't play for Poland in the Billie Jean King Cup due to the unsafe schedule:
"I was thinking it through a lot and discussing it with my team, but I will not be able to play at the Billie Jean King Cup in Glasgow. It makes me sad. I'm very sorry, because I play for Poland whenever it's possible and I always give it my best."
She added:
"I'm disappointed that tennis governing bodies didn't come to an agreement on something as basic as the calendar of tournaments, giving us only one day to travel through the globe and changing the time zone," Swiatek said. The situation is not safe for our health and could cause injury. I'm going to talk to the WTA and ITF in order to change something. This situation is difficult not only for the players like me, but mainly for the tennis fans that support our sport."

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