Iga Swiatek went to a Miami Heat game after withdrawing from the Miami Open due to a rib injury. On Wednesday, defending Miami champion Swiatek announced a sudden withdrawal from the tournament. That night, the Heat hosted the New York Knicks
After an unfortunate end to her Miami campaign, Swiatek went to an NBA game to clear her mind a little. The Heat defeated the Knicks 127-120. “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade (or buy ice cream). I had great time last night.
Go @MiamiHEAT,” Swiatek tweeted.
Swiatek wasn’t able to defend her Miami title
In February, Swiatek contracted a strong infection and the cough caused by the infection led to a rib injury.
As a result, Swiatek won’t play until at least Stuttgart, which kicks off on April 17th. “You know that in and after Doha I was struggling with a strong infection. I was allowed to play, but a strong episode of a tough cough led to a rib injury.
We were trying to handle it and continue to play as long as it was safe for me. We were analyzing the data in the last days and my doctor prepared my diagnosis. Unfortunately, I’m still feeling a lot of discomfort and pain and I can’t compete.
need to take a break to recover and I have to pull out of the Miami Open and Billie Jean King Cup. I will keep you updated about where I play next, because it depends on my process of recovering and the recommendation of my medical team
I have the best team behind me, we only need some time to deal with the injury. It’s a truly difficult call to not play in Miami and BJKC, but health is the most important. I’m grateful this is the first health issue in a long time and I was able to compete in perfect shape for so long, but that’s sports, it happens sometimes, without our control. Time to accept it and get well as soon possible,” Swiatek said in a statement.