Iga Świątek booed in London! “I don’t know why they reacted like that”

Iga Świątek booed in London! "I don't know why they reacted like that"

Iga Świątek was eliminated from Wimbledon in the third round. During her match with Yulia Putintseva we witnessed unusual scenes.

Iga Świątek entered the clash with Julia Putintseva after two sure victories over Sofia Kenin and Petra Martić. In her history of matches with Putintseva, she had recorded four triumphs without losing a set. We could therefore be positive and count on advancing to the fourth round of Wimbledon. However, sport likes surprises and one happened on Saturday. The Polish player was eliminated from the event in London. Although she won the first set 6:3, she was clearly weaker later on, losing 1:6, 2:6.

Świątek booed by the audience

The world ranking leader will remember her last match not only through the prism of a painful defeat, but also the behavior of the audience on court number one, who booed her.

The whole situation took place before the third set. Iga Świątek was returning from a toilet break, and the referee immediately called the command “time”. The Pole, on the other hand, was still considering the choice of racket, and then the audience began booing. Meanwhile, Świątek was not deliberately playing for time, because she always emphasizes many times that she does not do that.

– I don’t know why the audience reacted like that. I simply thought I had the wrong racket and wanted to read on the label whether I had the right one in terms of strings. There was also a change of balls. Even though I asked if there was a change, the referee immediately shouted “time”. He knew that I didn’t have my racket ready, so maybe that made the wait seem too long. I don’t prolong it on purpose, I don’t play for time, I usually just try to use the time I have to be as ready as possible – said Iga Świątek in an interview with Interia.

Świątek will focus on the Olympic Games

After the defeat by Putintseva, the Rashinian’s match record this year is still excellent. She won 47 matches and lost only 5. Now she will be able to focus on her recovery and preparations for the Olympic Games in Paris. She will play there on her favorite surface. In the capital of France, she has already won the Roland Garros Grand Slam four times in her career and is undoubtedly one of the main candidates for Olympic gold.

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