Concerns: World No. 1, Swiatek Withdraws From Berlin Open After Roland Garros Win Due To

Reigning Roland Garros champion Iga Swiatek will not play at the 2024 Berlin Open, as she withdrew from the WTA 500 event.

The Pole had a very active clay season this year, playing at numerous events and doing fairly well. The only thing that prevented it from having a perfect clay season was a rare loss to Elena Rybakina, who showed better at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

Since then, she’s been undefeated, winning trophies in Madrid, Rome, and Roland Garros, which was an amazing streak from the world number one. Her run in Paris, in particular, was quite spectacular, as she didn’t have any troubles from start to finish if we exclude the match with Naomi Osaka.

World No. 1 Swiatek Withdraws From Berlin Open After Roland Garros Win

The physical and mental toll of such a run was crucial for the Polish player because it was not only the Roland Garros. The competitions in Rome and Madrid took a toll, without a time to digest and recover from all of that adequately.

As stated by the event organizers on social media, Swiatek has withdrew from the event to recover from the tiredness of both her marathon in Paris and all the tennis she played in weeks prior.

“Due to overall physical and mental fatigue after an intense 9 weeks, unfortunately I do need to withdraw from the tournament in Berlin in order to rest and recover.”

Swiatek’s decision is undoubtedly smart because she played a lot of tennis, and it certainly left an imprint on her. Grass season isn’t her priority, especially not with the Olympics this year played on clay, so she doesn’t really need to play much on the green surface outside of Wimbledon.

Playing a preparatory event on grass ahead of the major would be ideal for world no. 1, but taking in all the advantages and cons, withdrawing undoubtedly made the most sense.

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