Iga Swiatek has arrived in Madrid, but the world No.1 has announced that she will not play the Mutua Madrid Open as her body needs time to recover after a lot of tennis played this year.
The 2020 Roland Garros champion has won four consecutive WTA titles, including this past weekend on clay in Stuttgart, so the Pole has made a tough decision to skip the WTA 1000 tournament in Madrid in order to recover physically:
After intense last weeks and winning four titles in a row, it’s time to take care of my arm that has been fatigued since the Miami Open and I haven’t had a chance to handle it properly.
The 20-year-old Swiatek, leader in match wins this season (30), will now take some time to rest her body and then prepare for the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome and the French Open in Paris.
The withdrawal of the No.1-seeded player means that Spain’s Paula Badosa will be the highest seed at the Mutua Madrid Open. Badosa will be the first Spanish woman to hold the top-seed position in Madrid. (photo: Jimmie48)