Swiatek lifted her third Grand Slam title at the US Open.
World No 1 Iga Swiatek reveals she was fatigued and exhausted to the point that Ons Jabeur would have likely won their US Open final had the Tunisian managed to force a third set. In an interview with sport.pl, Swiatek revealed she could barely sleep after she defeated Jabeur 6-2 7-6 (5) for her third Grand Slam title.
After winning the French Open, Swiatek was jumping on the court and full of energy. At Flushing Meadows, there was a much calmer reaction from Swiatek to winning a Grand Slam. Not that Swiatek wasn’t happy about her US Open triumph, it was just that she was extremely fatigued and exhausted.
“It would not have ended well. I could tell the difference in fatigue between the US Open and Roland Garros. If Ons Jabeur took me into the third set, I think I would have a hard time winning,” Swiatek told sport.pl.
Swiatek on skipping the Billie Jean King Cup Finals
Swiatek, who has admitted to feeling fatigued and exhausted, plans to end her season after the WTA Finals as she wants to give herself time to rest. Recently, Swiatek pulled out of the Billie Jean King Cup Finals, which starts the day after the conclusion of the WTA Finals.
The WTA Finals are taking place in Texas, while the Billie Jean King Cup Finals will be taking place in Glasgow. Earlier this month, Swiatek called out the ITF and WTA over an “unhealthy schedule.” “I have made this decision to ensure I can play next season healthy and injury-free.
I played 72 matches this year. The costs are very real, but not visible at first glance. I need to take care of myself. Playing in the BJKC would mean another time-zone change, this time the disadvantageous way around for the body.
Also a change in climate, from warm to cold. A change of surface, in rhythm, routine. All that would need to happen instantaneously,” Swiatek explained.