“These are important issues”: Iga Swiatek wants more influence of players in deciding WTA calendar

Friday, 26 April 2024 at 13:00
World number one Iga Swiatek is hoping to have influence when it comes to decision-making regarding the calendar for women’s tennis. The 22-year-old is often regarded as the best player in the women’s singles category currently playing. Swiatek was recently quoted in a report where she stated the need for a discussion regarding the women’s tennis calendar as it is important to ensure that players can avoid injuries because of burnout.
"We have had a couple of situations where it would be good for the WTA to take lessons from what happened, such as the changes in mandatory WTA tournaments,” she said. “It's a little hard for us because these are important issues for our calendar and our recovery time. So I hope everything changes. We will have more meetings, but I want to find out what influence we will have on these decisions."
Swiatek is currently taking part in the Madrid Open where she has already booked her place in the round of 32 after beating China’s Wang Xiyu in the second round with a score of 6-1, 6-4. The four-time Grand Slam winner is now set to face world number 30 Romania’s Sorana Cirstea in the third-round fixture of the mega-event on Saturday.

Just In

Popular News