Iga Swiatek only significant event on the schedule that offers lighter balls for women is the New York Grand Slam.
This rule has been criticized by Swiatek and “many other players” on the WTA Tour, who want it to be changed.
The 20-year-old criticized the US Open’s policy and acknowledged that lighter balls make players more prone to mistakes on the court during a press conference at the Cincinnati Open.
“We definitely make more mistakes [with these balls]. I don’t understand why they are different from men’s ones, thus I don’t believe that’s really pleasant to observe visually. “Fifteen years ago, they switched to women’s balls since the balls were heavier and probably caused some elbow problems in women. However, we are currently in such good physical shape that I doubt it would happen.
Wilson provides all tennis balls for the US Open, therefore according to Swiatek. There is no need to give two distinct kinds for the men’s and women’s competitions.
The Polish star has had a tremendous year thus far after replacing. Ashleigh Barty as the world’s number one in March.
Swiatek won her second Grand Slam championship at the. French Open after being only the fourth woman to simultaneously win the. Indian Wells and Miami Open titles, more infamously known as the Sunshine Double. With a massive advantage of more over 4000 points over world number two Anett Kontaveit, she presently dominates the other WTA players.
At this year’s US Open, Swiatek hopes to contend for another. Grand Slam, although she and the other female players believe they would perform better with regular tennis balls.
We are attempting to deal with the fact that everyone has the same conditions even though I believe it is very difficult to control them. Sincerely, I don’t understand why they are different,” she continued. Last year, Paula Badosa and I discussed switching to men’s balls with Steve Simon. Iga Swiatek As long as the business remains the same, I don’t see a problem.
Swiatek won her opening match against Sloane Stephens 6-4, 7-5 while taking part in the Cincinnati Masters. The following round will pit her against Madison Keys.