Iga Swiatek, the reigning champion and number one player in the world, announced on Wednesday that he will be skipping the Miami Open due to a rib ailment.
After receiving a bye in the first round, top seed Swiatek was scheduled to open her campaign against American Claire Liu in the second round on Thursday.
You are aware that I battled a severe illness during and after Doha, Swiatek stated.
“I was permitted to play, but a severe attack of a difficult cough resulted in rib damage. As long as it was safe for me, we were attempting to manage it and keep playing. My doctor developed my diagnosis throughout the past several days’ worth of data analysis.
I’m still in a lot of agony and suffering, so I’m afraid I can’t compete.
She would also be unable to compete in Poland’s Billie Jean King Cup qualifying match against Kazakhstan in mid-April, according to Swiatek.
She said, “I will keep you informed on where I play next, since it depends on my recovery progress and the advice of my medical team.
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