Poland’s world No. 1 Iga Eventek has announced that she will not participate in the final round of the Billy Jing King Women’s Tennis Cup, criticizing the organizers of the game on the calendar.
The final round of the Billie Jean King Cup (formerly Fed Cup) hosted by the International Tennis Federation kicks off next November 8th, just one day after the WTA Finals in the US. America.
Swiontik said in an Instagram post that after much discussion with her advisors, she decided not to compete with her country in the Billie Jean King Cup scheduled for Glasgow because it was bad for her health. .
“I will not be able to compete in the Billie Jean King Cup in Glasgow. This makes me sad. I’m really sorry because I try to play for Poland whenever I have the opportunity and I always do my best,” she said.
The 21-year-old Polish woman expressed her disappointment that “tennis regulators have not come to an agreement on such a basic issue as a tournament program that gives us only one day to travel around the world and change time zone (between the western United States and Scotland).
And she considered that “this situation is harmful to our health and can lead to injury.”
The Billie Jean King Cup will take place from November 8 to 13 with 12 teams and the absence of the reigning champion of Russia, after he was excluded from the game by the International Federation due to the military operation in Ukraine.
Poland and got into the final in the fourth group along with the Czech Republic and the USA.