World number one Iga Świątek has pulled out of the Madrid Open with a right shoulder injury, the Women's Tennis Association said on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old from Poland is on a 23-match winning streak and picked up her fourth consecutive title on Sunday when she defeated Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka in the Stuttgart Open final.
“After intense last weeks and winning four titles in a row it is 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,” Świątek wrote in a Twitter post.
World No.1 Iga Swiatek has withdrawn from this week's #MMOPEN, citing a right shoulder injury 👇— wta (@WTA) April 27, 2022
“I need a break from playing so intensively in order to treat my arm well and that is why, unfortunately, I have to withdraw.”
🎾Unfortunately my team and I decided that I need to withdraw from Madrid. I hope to see you next year.— Iga Świątek (@iga_swiatek) April 27, 2022
🎾Razem z moim teamem zdecydowaliśmy, że niestety wycofam się z turnieju w Madrycie. pic.twitter.com/SQ4lJUwhPd