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Swiatek cried for 40 minutes after Barty’s retirement

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek

World No 1 Iga Swiatek said she cried for 40 minutes after learning of three-times Grand Slam champion Ash Barty’s shock retirement from tennis last month.

Swiatek took over the top ranking on Monday after Australian Barty decided to call time on her career at the age of 25.

“I was crying for 40 minutes,” Swiatek told the BBC. “Mainly, it was because of Ash’s retirement. I didn’t know it was going to happen and it really surprised me.

“I always had this vision that we would all play until we are 35 or something, until our bodies are so tired that we can’t anymore.

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