Iga Swiatek has pulled out of Charleston with an arm injury. The Polish star has been on an incredible run this year. She won the Sunshine double – Miami and Indian wells – easily by blowing her opponents off the court.
Her best surface is clay. She was hoping to kick off the clay court season at Charleston but has withdrawn from the tournament due to injury.
Iga Swiatek will become the world number 1 after Ashleigh Barty‘s unexpected retirement from tennis. She won the 2020 French Open title and became the first Polish player ever to win a grand slam singles title. Swiatek is popular among tennis fans. She was voted the WTA Fan Favorite Singles Player of the Year in 2020.