“Suddenly women’s tennis is boring,” Andrea Petkovic expressed her frustration behind the misogyny Iga Swiatek is facing for being ‘too good’

Swiatek is set to directly play in Wimbledon after thriving on clay.

“Suddenly women’s tennis is boring,” Andrea Petkovic expressed her frustration behind the misogyny Iga Swiatek is facing for being ‘too good’

Andrea Petkovic and Iga Swiatek (Via Imago)

WTA No. 1 Iga Swiatek continues her dominance on the women’s tour, clinching her fifth Grand Slam title. She finished the clay season on a high note, nearly being unbeaten except for a loss in the semifinal of the Stuttgart Open. Swiatek has firmly established herself as the top player on the tour.

Even at the French Open, the Pole did not drop set after her second-round close escape against Naomi Osaka. Continuing the same form, she sent back Jasmine Paolini in straight sets in the finals. With that, Swiatek won her third consecutive French Open title and fourth overall in Paris

While many have appreciated her for ruling over the WTA tour, some people have blatantly been misogynists and accused Swiatek of making women’s tennis boring. Recently, former German ace Andrea Petkovic expressed her frustration over the increasing comments on Swiatek.

A thing that has not only made me unhappy but straight-up furious is the blatant misogyny that Iga Swiatek is facing for BEING TOO GOOD AT HER JOB. I never heard anybody complain when nearly forty-year-old Novak Djokovic beats young talents on one leg because he’s that good but when a woman cruises through the field suddenly WOMEN’S TENNIS IS BORING and Iga Swiatek is not good for tennis. Do you remember the time when everybody was complaining how women’s tennis had no real champions and the major tournaments were too wide open for anyone to take?
Andrea Petkovic wrote on Substack

However, the German also highlighted the contradiction of statements regarding women’s tennis. Petkovic pointed out that the WTA had previously come under fire for not having any consistent champions and now blaming Swiatek for making tennis boring. 

Iga Swiatek is unsure about her participation in pre-Wimbledon tournaments

After a very successful clay court season, Polish pro Iga Swiatek heads to the grass courts to try to win the Wimbledon for the first time in her career. Although she has never even made it to the finals of the Slam, Swiatek looks extremely confident to do well under her coach Tomasz Wiktorowski.

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek (Via Imago)

Having played in most of the clay court tournaments, Swiatek is unsure about her participation in the pre-Wimbledon tournaments and might directly play in the Grand Slam. She has had a physically taxing clay season and hopes to get some rest before a change in surfaces. 

To play some matches before Wimbledon is good, but on the other hand, I played basically almost every match in Stuttgart, Madrid, Rome, and here. We need to take care of my body, as well. We'll see what the plans are.
Iga Swiatek said via Roland Garros press

Last year was the first time she played a tournament ahead of Wimbledon and recorded a career-best result on grass, making it to the quarterfinals. With high on big victories, the Pole is in great form to record her best in Wimbledon.

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