Swiatek apologizes for distraction tactics used to win US Open and San Diego

After winning the San Diego final against Donna Vekic, Swiatek apologized on Instagram for distracting her opponent in some net points by waving her hands. “This is the best award/trophy ever! Thank you San Diego for a great (cloudy) week and this unique atmosphere.

I love it here. And congratulations Donna Vekic on your great run! And sorry for waving my hands at the net,” Swiatek wrote on Instagram.

Swiatek also waved her hands in the US Open final

WTA world number one Swiatek also used her diversion tactic at the 2022 US Open.

Here’s a video of her doing it in the final against Ons Jabeur. John McEnroe also weighed in on Swiatek’s distraction tactics. “I don’t know about that. I don’t think that’s legal… that’s a bit below the belt,” he said.

“The last time I saw that was when I was playing in 1986 I believe and… [Mansour] Bahrami came in and served, and opened his hands wide and said, “Hit me.” And my partner Peter Fleming hit him on the forehead.

And I said, ‘He’s a joke, this man! I don’t understand what he’s doing. This is serious.’ And Bahrami was like, ‘Good shot Peter, good shot!’ . He loved it. I don’t think Świątek needs to do that.

She’s so good it seems… but she’ll learn. She’s 21″. Swiatek has apologized for trying to distract her opponents, but it remains to be seen whether Swiatek will retire in Fort Worth, Texas, where this year’s WTA Finals will take place.

After last year’s WTA Finals were played in Guadalajara, following a ban on China from holding WTA tournaments over the case of Shuai Peng, the tournament will return to the US for the first time since 2005.

The exact location is Fort Worth, Texas. The tournament will take place from October 31 to November 7 on a one-year deal basis. “The Dickies Arena and the City of Fort Worth have a proven track record of hosting world-class sports and entertainment events, and we are excited to bring the WTA’s flagship product back to the United States for the first time since 2005. bring,” said Steve. Simon, WTA Chairman and CEO.

“This venue and venue for the 2022 WTA Finals will provide a fantastic experience for players and fans alike and provide a fitting final as another exciting season on the Hologic WTA Tour comes to a close.”

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