This is an unexpected consequence of a great honor for Iga Swiatek to say the least. First Polish of the Open era titled in Grand Slam at Roland Garros, she has been at the center of attention in her country for a few weeks. Decorated with the Gold Cross of Merit for her achievements in sport and the promotion of Poland around the world, she also met with its president Andrzej Dudda on Friday. But a few hours later, the leader tested positive for the coronavirus. Result: Swiatek, contact case, went into quarantine.
The interested party announced it herself on social networks last Saturday. “Neither I nor my team members have symptoms of the coronavirus. We get tested regularly. We put ourselves in isolation in accordance with current health procedures“She said on Twitter. From a sporting point of view, this setback does not have a great impact for her while the season is almost over on the WTA circuit.
The Polish president visited the National Stadium in Warsaw transformed into a field hospital on Friday before meeting with Swiatek. Like everywhere in Europe, Poland is currently seeing an increase in cases of coronavirus: more than 13,000 were recorded on Saturday.