Iga Swiatek will skip next week’s final WTA tuneup for the Australian Open, with the world No. 1 set to rest a right shoulder injury suffered at the United Cup.
The Pole who dominated the Tour in 2022 now has just over a week to find fitness prior to the January 16 start of the first Grand Slam of the season.
Treble Grand Slam winner Swiatek was beaten in the United semi-finals on Friday by Jessica Pegula in the US v Poland tie.
“Iga Swiatek has withdrawn from Adelaide 2 due to right shoulder injury,” the WTA Insider said in a tweet.
“Number four seed Caroline Garcia takes Swiatek’s top line in the draw and the next player to be seeded, Danielle Collins, moves into Garcia’s vacated spot.”
Swiatek was reduced to tears after her loss to the American led to her country’s 3-0 elimination from the first edition of the mixed tournament.