World No 1 Iga Swiatek took to social media to reveal that she has resumed training after being forced to skip the Miami Open due to a rib injury. Swiatek, 21, came to Miami to defend her title from 2022 but ended up withdrawing late from the tournament.
On April 17th, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart is starting. Swiatek is the defending Stuttgart champion and signed up to start her 2023 clay season there. “Back at it,” Swiatek tweeted.
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Swiatek skipped Miami due to a rib injury
After losing in the Indian Wells semifinal to Elena Rybakina, Swiatek revealed that she was hampered by a rib injury.
But Swiatek still went to Miami as her intention was to play there. On March 22nd, Swiatek announced her withdrawal in a long message. “You know that in and after Doha I was struggling with a strong infection. I was allowed to play, but a strong episode of a tough cough led to a rib injury.
We were trying to handle it and continue to play as long as it was safe for me. We were analyzing the data in the last days and my doctor prepared my diagnosis. Unfortunately, I’m still feeling a lot of discomfort and pain and I can’t compete.
need to take a break to recover and I have to pull out of the Miami Open and Billie Jean King Cup. I will keep you updated about where I play next, because it depends on my process of recovering and the recommendation of my medical team.
I have the best team behind me, we only need some time to deal with the injury. It’s a truly difficult call to not play in Miami and BJKC, but health is the most important. I’m grateful this is the first health issue in a long time and I was able to compete in perfect shape for so long, but that’s sports, it happens sometimes, without our control. Time to accept it and get well as soon possible,” Swiatek said in a statement.