Reigning Roland Garros champion Iga Swiatek goes into her title defense starting in a week with a COVIC-19 vaccination in her arm.
The ninth-ranked Pole who won the Rome clay title a week ago. joins elite colleagues in taking the shot..
Other WTA players who have vaxxed up include Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep, Ash Barty and Victoria Azarenka. Swiatek announced her news on social media.
“Team Swiatek is vaccinated. I appreciate this possibility because it gives me more sense of security and peace of mind with all the traveling and life on tour. Back to work and counting the days when you – fans will be able to be with us live”, she posted.
On the men’s side Roger Federer is a fan of vaccination along with Rafael Nadal though Serb world No. 1 Novak Djokovic – noted in the past as a strong anti-vaxxer – has refused to indicate his status.