By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Friday March 17, 2023
When Iga Swiatek pushed again her put up match press convention for a number of hours previous the scheduled time on Thursday after defeating Sorana Cirstea within the quarterfinals on the BNP Paribas Open, many puzzled what the problem might need been.
Now we all know.
The World No.1 was having a rib harm tended to, and when she took the court docket for Friday’s blockbuster semifinal in opposition to Elena Rybakina, she wasn’t fairly at one hundred pc.
She opened as much as press after Friday’s 6-2 6-2 loss to the Kazakh, saying: “I’m also like not feeling 100 percent physically. I have a little like discomfort in my rib, and we’re going to consult with medical team. For sure I’m gonna use these days off before Miami, so actually I have one more day.”
Asked to elaborate on the harm, Swiatek informed reporters that she hopes to play in Miami, however nonetheless isn’t fairly positive of the severity.
“In terms of the rib, you know, we’ll see, because I still have to run some tests and see what’s going on. I don’t know yet,” she mentioned.
Asked if the harm affected her play or was extra weighing on her thoughts, she mentioned: “It’s hard to say. Honestly, I haven’t played with a lot of injuries. It’s a new situation for me, for sure. Last time I played with an injury, the only tournament I can remember is like Roland Garros 2019 – So I was pretty young.
“For sure, you know, now it’s a totally different level. So I feel like going on that matches you have to be 100 percent fit.”