“There is still war,” Iga Swiatek unhappy with rivals’ attitude over the Ukraine-Russia war

“There is still war,” Iga Swiatek unhappy with  rivals’ attitude over the Ukraine-Russia war

Vladimir Putin and Iga Swiatek

Iga Swiatek simply played her best tennis as she lifted yet another title on the WTA tour as she presents her candidature for the upcoming Roland Garros and experts feel that the Pole is head and shoulders above everyone else at present. This was Swiatek’s fifth title in general and fourth Masters title in particular as she defeated World No.10 Ons Jabeur in the finals 6-2, 6-2 as the Tunisian came into the event winning the Madrid Open.


After her win in Rome, Iga Swiatek delved into different topics as she spoke about the ongoing war in Ukraine as Russia continues to invade and make life miserable for the Ukrainian people. Iga Swiatek however calls out the players who revolted against Russia and showed their support to Ukraine by putting up a ribbon on their cap or dress. But the Pole has noticed that those ribbons are off now it has been some time now since the war broke out.

Speaking on the entire Ukraine-Russia issue, Iga Swiatek highlighted, “I know that many players played with ribbons at the beginning of the war where all the fuss was a little bit louder. I realized that some of them took them off, which is for me pretty weird because there is still war, there are people still suffering”. Iga Swiatek has a small ribbon on her cap with Ukrainian colours of Yellow and Blue as she shows her solidarity and support for the people of the country who are going through miserable times.

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Iga Swiatek wins her fifth WTA title of the year in Rome

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek

Iga Swiatek is having a season-defining year as she proves to the world that she is here to dominate the women’s circuit. While we expect the other players to step up, Swiatek simply is the best at the moment and by some distance.

She won WTA titles in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart and now in the Rome Masters. This was her fifth WTA title and fourth WTA Masters title in a year and it could have been more as the young Pole decided to take a break from the Madrid Open which saw the runners Ons Jabeur win. Swiatek has dropped only one set in her last 20 matches that too against an in-form Russian Luidmila Samsonova in the semifinals in Stuttgart. The young Pole was as close to flawless as it gets in the Italian Open.

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