Iga Swiatek Forced To Withdraw From 2023 Bad Homburg Open Semifinals

Iga Swiatek Forced To Withdraw From 2023 Bad Homburg Open Semifinals

by Zachary Wimer

Iga Swiatek won't be playing in the 2023 Bad Homburg Open semifinals after she was forced to withdraw from the tournament.

The 22-year-old entered the grass-court season with very low expectations, but those skyrocketed after she started to dominate against her opponents once again. However, the highest-ranked player on the WTA Tour won't win her first grass-court trophy in Germany, as she was forced to withdraw from the WTA 250 tournament.

After beating Tatjana Maria, Jil Teichmann, and Anna Blinkova, Swiatek was supposed to take on World No. 65, Lucia Bronzetti, who is enjoying probably the best week of her career, which will be now even better as she's set to play in the final.

Swiatek, who is now certainly already focusing on the Wimbledon draw, was a big favourite to win the title at the 2023 Bad Homburg Open, but shortly before the semifinal match, she announced that she won't be able to play due to a fever and food poisoning.

"I'm so sorry but I have to pull out of my match today. I had a restless night because of some fever and possible food poisoning. I'm not able to perform today and I need to take care of myself. I hope I'll be fine soon. Your support in Bad Homburg was amazing, thank you."

It's obvious that Swiatek wanted to take every possible precaution ahead of the third Grand Slam of the season, once she found out that her level on the grass is quite good and things became much easier for her.

In the first round of Wimbledon, the young Pole will play against Lin Zhu from China, and she will now move from Bad Homburg to London where she will attempt to add already her fifth Grand Slam title to her growing cabinet of major trophies.


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