Iga Swiatek has withdrawn from the season’s penultimate WTA 1000 occasion in Guadalajara this month in an effort to keep match for the remainder of an “intense” season, the world quantity two introduced on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old Pole misplaced to Jelena Ostapenko within the fourth spherical of the US Open final week, permitting Belarus’s Aryna Sabalenka to take over because the top-ranked participant. Swiatek had acknowledged that she wanted a reset after her 75-week reign as world primary ended.

“Sadly I have to withdraw from the match in Guadalajara resulting from a change of schedule,” Swiatek posted on social media platform X. “I have to hearken to my physique and the season may be very intense – our primary precedence is to play it till the tip in good well being and plan it properly so we would not danger an damage.”

“Final 1.5 12 months was a time of observing and experiencing how a lot individuals speak and write about ‘defending’, ‘protection’ – of titles, rating place, factors…

I used to be shocked generally to begin to assume this fashion due to this. However… I needn’t defend something and it is a good second to write down down some ideas. For me sport is a cycle of fixed adjustments precisely like in on a regular basis life, we are able to both win or lose – that is it, it is so easy.

New season, subsequent match, new alternatives to GAIN, ACHIEVE, not defend one thing. Clear slate,” Swiatek stated in a message she posted after her US Open loss.

Swiatek plans to return to motion on September twenty fifth at a WTA 500 occasion in Tokyo.

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Sep 14, 2023