Iga Swiatek He is optimistic that he is fit to defend his title. French Open.

The day he became a champion friend rafael nadal announced that there will be no Paris Swiatek has given a more optimistic assessment of its own prospects after pulling out of the Italian Open quarterfinals this year.

He suffered from right thigh problem during his conflict with Pole. Elena Rybakina and said a day at 2-2 in the decision set in Rome.

“Quick update. Take a few days off. And I’ve booked my flight to Paris, so … cross your fingers, please! Hope to see you soon,” Swiatek wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

The world number one had a 14-game winning streak in Rome, which had won the title in the previous two years.

In a statement released by the tournament, Swiatek added: “We then had a review with the physiotherapist. It shouldn’t be anything serious, so I’m pretty sure I’ll be back soon.

“Of course I feel tired. I think quitting the game yesterday was the right decision because I felt pain when I yawned, made harder movements.

“The most important thing for me, after having to play a few games in the night sessions and after midnight, is to play it safe in such difficult conditions and not exploit my body too much.

“I need to pack up quickly to be ready for Roland Garros. I’ll take a few days off. With my quarterfinal loss, I also had time to practice right before the tournament.”

If fitness permits, Swiatek will still enter the French Open as the champion’s favourite, but her lead over the rest of the women’s field has narrowed as she is ahead of Aryna Sabalenka and Rybakina in the 2023 standings.

Sabalenka, who won the Madrid Open earlier this month by beating Swiatek, was unable to make it past the third round in Paris, but could be world number one once she wins the title.

The tournament starts on May 28.