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Iga Swiatek is one of the main Roland Garros favorites for 2023, as you’ll probably know. However, in her quarter-final clash with Rybakina last night, she was forced to withdraw after picking up an injury late in the second set. Swiatek seemed to be struggling massively with a right thigh injury, as was particularly evident when she was stretching for wide shots. Unfortunately, the injury was significant enough to force a withdrawal at 2-2 in the third set, which was sad to see.
Of course, this withdrawal was also hugely disappointing for Iga Swiatek, who was on track to defend her title at the Italian Open. Anyway, nothing much has been made public regarding the severity of Swiatek’s injury so far. But what we do know is that the injury relates to her right thigh. What we also know is that this withdrawal comes just a few weeks before the beginning of the 2023 French Open.
Therefore, Iga Swiatek and her team will no doubt be concerned about the severity of the injury and whether this could jeopardize her chances in Paris. On that note, let’s take a closer look at Iga Swiatek’s injury based on the current information we have.
Specifics on Iga Swiatek’s Injury – Sustained at the 2023 Italian Open
As mentioned above, Swiatek picked up this injury during her match against Rybakina. It was the second set tie-break when Swiatek started to look in serious discomfort. And after just 4 games played in the final set, she decided that enough was enough, and she pulled out of the match. Understandably, this withdrawal creates a fair bit of concern and worry about Swiatek heading into Roland Garros. But should we really be that concerned at the moment?
Let me share what we know so far in order to give you the most accurate update on Iga Swiatek’s injury.
Right Leg Injury
What we do know with 100% certainty is that Swiatek sustained a right thigh injury during the match. Naturally, this muscle takes a fair beating at the highest level in tennis. The thighs are involved with every groundstroke, serve, and obviously movement too. So depending on the severity of the injury, Swiatek could find herself playing Roland Garros without being 100% fit and ready to defend her title.
Or worse – she might find herself needing to be sidelined while the injury heals. Of course, we do not know yet whether this is the case, although we all hope that it isn’t!
Diagnostics in Progress
The best way to gain an idea of how severe an injury might be is to wait for the official diagnostics to be done. Since Swiatek only withdrew from the match late last night, at the time of writing, it will be a little while longer until we know exactly what the results are. However, Swiatek did confirm via Twitter last night that she is undergoing medical checks as we speak. And she will no doubt update fans in the same fashion once she receives the official diagnostic report.
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