Swiatek not for Billie Jean King Cup finals: 'It's not safe' |  Tennis

Swiatek not for Billie Jean King Cup finals: ‘It’s not safe’ | Tennis

Iga Swiatek withdrew from the Billie Jean King Cup finals in Glasgow due to dissatisfaction with the packed playing calendar. The Polish number one player in the world is afraid of bodily harm and wants to sit down with the WTA and the ITF.

“I am disappointed that the tennis governing bodies did not agree on the calendar, leaving us with only one day to travel around the world and change time zones,” said Swiatek, who signed this year with Roland Garros and the United States. .

The Billie Jean King Cup Finals, the final battle for the country’s championship, begins on October 31 in Glasgow, Scotland and runs until November 7. The final fight of the WTA Finals takes place on October 30th in Fort Worth, USA.

21-year-old Swiatek finds it irresponsible to take action in both events. “This situation is not safe for our health and could cause injury. I will speak with the WTA and the International Tennis Federation to change something. It is difficult not only for players like me, but especially for the tennis fans who support our sport.”

Polish tennis players were put together with the Czech Republic and the United States in the Billie Jean King Cup finals. A total of twelve countries participate.

Dutch tennis players were eliminated by Spain in April in the playoffs. Last year, Russia achieved the overall victory in the country’s championship, which was called the Fed Cup until 2021.

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