World No. 1 Iga Swiatek slams ‘impossible’ tennis schedule as she vows to take a stand | Tennis | sport
Iga Swiatek has slammed the WTA and ITF for the “impossible” schedule she thinks female tennis players are forced to endure. The world No. 1 said she would let both organizations know her feelings about how difficult their schedule was for the players.
Swiatek had the best season of his career, reaching world No. 1 and winning two more Grand Slam titles. The 21-year-old also enjoyed a 37-match winning streak, spanning titles at Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Rome and Roland Garros, but felt let down by two of tennis’ biggest governing bodies . as the end of the year approaches.
The Pole has already qualified for the WTA year-end finals thanks to her results this season, while her country has also qualified for a place in the final of the Billie Jean King Cup, which takes place in Glasgow. . But with the final two tournaments of 2022 taking place a day apart, Swiatek shared her anger at the governing bodies as she admitted their schedule could prevent her from playing for Poland.
“I’m dissatisfied, even though I know organizing everything is complicated,” she told Sport.pl. “I am certainly irritated that the WTA and ITF federations have not worked together to make things easier for us.” This year’s edition of the WTA Finals takes place in Fort Worth, Texas and ends on November 7, with the BJK Cup Final starting on November 8 in Scotland.
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